Some more GSM Abis experiments

It's been quite some time since I last mentioned Abis in this blog. Recently, I've again found some time to experiment with Abis. The last two days I was working on porting some proof-of-concept code of a fellow hacker from windows to Linux.

I now also have manufactured all the cables and adapters I need, plus installed a Windows 98 box in order to operate the Wandel+Goltermann MA-10 protocol analyzer that somehow made his way to my lab. The MA-10 can act both a a high-impedance passive sniffer on top of the E1 link (using the Abis Monitor software), or it can actually emulate the BSC by using a terminated E1 Rx+Tx interface and the AbisSim software.

I don't want to talk too much about things that haven't been implemented yet. But in the next weeks, I'll be diving all the way into mISDN and see what needs to be done to make it talk the specific Q.921 dialect that Abis uses.

Stay tuned. I'm working towards a first release at the 25C3 congress in late December.