Manual for installation and operation of the billing system UTM5


Intended audience

The present manual is intended for the providers of internet and telephony services using the NetUP UTM5 billing system. The document covers basic functionality of UTM5 v. 5.3-001, as well as the typical necessary actions during its startup, deployment, and operation.

Notation conventions

The following elements are emphasized in the text:

Terms (on first occurrence);

Interface strings;

Hyperlinks;

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Warnings.

List of terms

Networking

DNS 
(Domain Name Service) is a distributed system that translates human-readable domain names to numerical IP addresses.
TCP/IP 
(Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol) is a stack of protocols used in computer networks.
HTTP 
(Hypertext Transport Protocol) is an application layer network protocol.
HTTPS 
(HTTP Secure) is extension of HTTP enabling encrypted communication.
UDP 
(User Datagram Protocol) is a transport level network protocol used to transfer data without guaranteed reliability.
TCP 
(Transmission Control Protocol) is a transport level network protocol used for reliable and ordered transfer of data.
MAC 
(Media Access Control) is a level of communications system that provides addressing and channel access control mechanisms.
MAC address 
is a unique identifier of a device in a network.
SSL 
(Secure Socket Layer) is a cryptographic network protocol.
Hub 
is a networking device that connects devices within a segment.
Switch 
is a networking device that connects network segments.

Other terms

XML 
(eXtensible Markup Language) is a language for representing structured data.
Database 
is a system that organizes and stores large amounts of data.
Cluster 
is a group of connected computers used as a single computing facility.
Billing system 
is a system that automatically accounts for the use of services and sends bills to the customers.
ISO 
is the International Organization for Standardization.
ANSI 
is the American National Standards Institute.