Sippy B2BUA is a RFC3261-compliant Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Back-to-back user agent (B2BUA) server software.
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Sippy B2BUA Sippy B2BUA is a

RFC3261-compliant Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Back-to-back user agent (B2BUA).

The Sippy B2BUA is a SIP call controlling component. Unlike a SIP proxy server, which only maintains transaction state, the Sippy B2BUA maintains complete call state and participates in all call requests. For this reason it can perform number of functions that are not possible to implement using SIP proxy, such as for example accurate call accounting, pre-paid rating and billing, fail over call routing etc. Unlike PBX-type solutions such as Asterisk for example, the Sippy B2BUA doesn't perform any media relaying or processing, therefore it doesn't introduce any additional packet loss, delay or jitter into the media path.


  • 5,000-10,000 simultaneous sessions per server
  • 150-400 call setups/tear-downs per second
  • Real-time calls control and call data records (CDRs) generation
  • Optional ability to use Sippy RTPproxy for media relaying
  • Optional ability to perform Cisco-compatible RADIUS AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting)
  • RFC3261 compliance
  • Seamless compatibility with majority of popular SIP software and hardware on the market today
  • Robustness and Resilience
  • Simple and clean, yet flexible, internal design making implementing new features and services easy
  • Sippy B2BUA could be easily combined with other Open Source software, such as SIP Express Router / OpenSIPS to build complete softswitch solution


pip install git+


To get started, you can use the b2bua_simple implementation. The following example will cause the b2bua run in the foreground so you can see the SIP messaging. If you make a call to the IP address of your host machine, the b2bua will recieve the call on its UAC side, and it will send a new call leg out its UAS side to the IP address It is expected that is some sort of SIP switch or termination gateway.

b2bua_simple -f -n


See documentation/

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