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Is it possible to connect an Asterisk system to a SIP provider with Asterisk dynamic realtime (ARA)?

In other words, is it possible to configure a table (or perhaps view) such as sippeers for family sippeers in /etc/asterisk/extconfig.conf

[settings]
sippeers => odbc,mydb,sippeers

and insert a row into that table with information about connection establishment that would normally (without ARA) reside in /etc/asterisk/sip.conf

[general]
register => user:md5secret@sip.my-sip-provider.com

If so, how would that information look in terms of specific column values?

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The comments in the default version of /etc/asterisk/sip.conf pointed to a solution. An entry of the form

register => user:md5secret@sip.my-sip-provider.com

is apparently equivalent to a [device] section with the following parameters

type = peer
host = sip.my-sip-provider.com
defaultuser = user
md5secret = md5secret
callbackextension = s

The default value 's' for callbackextension applies because the first form does not specify another extension.

A mapping between such an entry and a row in a table such as sippeers is covered by the normal rules for Asterisk RealTime SIP.

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