Filter syntax

For all modules, you can define a filter expression which will be evaluated for each SIP message coming.
If the filter matched, the message goes through the module, otherwise it is skipped.

For instance, this filter:

filter=from.uri.domain contains ''

Will only allow the module to see messages that come from the domain.

The filter syntax is quite specific to Flexisip. It allows to peek into the SIP messages and see some of their data. You manipulate variables and test them against other variables or constants.


Literals include the following types:

  • strings: Write them surrounded by single quotes: ''
  • string list: whitespace separated words: toto titi tata
  • integers: Write them normally: 5223
  • parenthesis: used to separate different nested expressions: ( from.uri.user == 'toto' ) || (from.uri.user == 'titi')
  • Booleans: true and false


Variable nameDescription
from.uri.domain The domain set in the From: header. For instance,
From: <sip:toto@titi;param1=3>
has domain
from.uri.user The username set in the From: header. In the above example, user is toto
from.uri.params The parameters that are appended to the uri of the From: header. Above example would result in param1=3 
to.uri.[domain,user,params] Same as above, but in the To: header 
request.uri.[domain,user,params] Same as above, but in the case of the request. 
request.method-name The method of the request (REGISTER, SUBSCRIBE, ...) 
direction Gives the direction of the message. Returns 'request' or 'response' 
status.phrase For responses, gives the status phrase ("Registration Successful" for instance) 
status.code For responses, gives the status code 
user-agent For requests, gives the user-agent string 
call-id The call id of the SIP message 
call-id.hash The call id hash of the SIP message 

Operators and keywords

The operators mostly work with 2 arguments (left-hand-side and right-hand-side).
Some of them only take one argument: numeric and defined.
is_response and is_request take no argument.

Here is the list of the available operators:

 Logical OR <nowiki>(to.uri.domain contains 'linphone') (from.uri.domain contains 'linphone')
&& Logical AND 
(to.uri.domain contains 'linphone') && (from.uri.domain contains 'linphone')
Logical NOT 
defined Tests if the variable is defined 
defined from.uri.user
contains Tests if the variable contains the element on right hand side 
from.uri.domain contains 'linphone'
regex Tests the left hand side with a regexp defined on the right 
from.uri.username regex '[a-z]+'
in Tests the presence of the LHS string in the RHS string list 
from.uri.username in 'toto titi'
notin Tests the absence of the LHS string in the RHS string list 
from.uri.username notin 'toto titi'
numeric Tests if the RHS is numeric 
numeric status.code
is_request Special keyword for testing if the message is a request 
is_request && request.method-name == 'REGISTER'
is_response Special keyword to test if the message is a response 
is_response && status.code == 200
Tags: flexisip
Created by SandrineAvakian on 2017/01/06 15:00