[asterisk-dev] After a BYE, chan_sip need 32s to destroy a SIP dialog. bug or feature?

Kristijan Vrban vrban.lkml at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 16 09:21:11 CDT 2011

Hello, i am doing stress testing 1.4 vs. 1.8 and the result is, that
in a varying
tests i have done, that (very very short summary) 1.8 need less CPU
then 1.4, also
1.8 does not have the 200 calls limit, were you get "ERROR[11264]:
utils.c:968 ast_carefulwrite: write() returned error: Broken pipe"
great! but when i was doing the stress tests, i run out of free udptl
ports because:

chan_sip in Asterisk 1.8 has the behavior, that i does not destroy the
SIP dialog immediately
after it get a BYE. So the UDP Ports for RTP and T.38 stay open, for
32s until the "Really destroying SIP dialog
'006E36FB-DADE-E011-BB63-0024E820D141 at' Method: BYE" message
arrive. So after every SIP call two UDP ports are blocked for 32sec.
chan_sip in 1.4 immediately destroy the SIP dialog after a BYE, and
freed the used ports.

Is this a bug or a feature?


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