[asterisk-users] What don't I get about SIP?
rushowr at phreaker.net
Fri Sep 8 13:21:22 MST 2006
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> Thanks Tim.
> I've been trying to find out what's happening. Basically, somehow, it seems
> that my Polycom 501 knows what extensions are valid and which aren't in my
> dialplan. Obviously, the 501 doesn't really know that, but Asterisk seems
> to return it this info (sort of :"valid", "invalid" or "could be valid, need
> more digits to know") when I press send.
> I know it sounds mad, and I would love nothing more than being told I am an
> idiot because or x and y. Why do I feel that this info is passed from
> Asterisk to the 501?
> Well, take the following (very simple) dialplan
> Exten => 1234,1,Noop(foo)
> Exten => _9XXXX,1,Noop(bar)
> Exten => i,1,Noop(invalid)
> What happens when I dial out is the following:
> 1) 1234: Noop(foo) ; good
> 2) 444444444: A congestion tone is heard from the phone (but Asterisk's CLI
> doesn't show anything...no "sent into invalid extension '444444444' in
> context 'context_a', but no invalid handler
> 3) 934 : It's invalid, but it could match the pattern is I added some
> digits. I expect an invalid extension message, but what actually happens is
> the phone tries the send something (I can see an icon moving on the phone)
> but the phone stays quiet (no stuttering tone or whatever). It waits, I can
> input more digits on the phone.
> Let's just take 1) and 2). Why is Asterisk not going into the i extension
> like it should?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: asterisk-users-bounces at lists.digium.com
> [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces at lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Tim St. Pierre
> Sent: September 8, 2006 2:54 PM
> To: Asterisk Users Mailing List - Non-Commercial Discussion
> Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] What don't I get about SIP?
> With SIP, asterisk processes the digits it receives in the invite from the
> There is no communication of dialplan information in SIP. The polycom
> should send the digits as soon as you press dial. You can program the
> polycom with a dialplan that will tell it when to send the digits, but that
> only works if you dial off-hook. I like on hook dialling, since it sends
> what i tell it, when I tell it. This should never happen when you press
> dial - it should try right away. My 301 does this, maybe they changed
> something in the newer firmware?
> On September 8, 2006 14:33, Mike wrote:
>> I've been running into an issue with my Polycom 501 and Asterisk.
>> I realized, after much mucking around, that when I dial a number (and
>> press the send key) that is invalid , but could still match an
>> Asterisk pattern
>> (example: I dial 567, which is not a valid extension, but my diaplan
>> accepts _567XXXX as a pattern) instead of sending the call as is and
>> ultimately failing, the phone is "intelligent enough" to sit and wait
>> for extra digits in case I meant to dial 567111.
>> Now thats a problem for me. How can I make Asterisk (or the 501)
>> treat the attempted extension 567 as a valid try and let Asterisk
>> handle the error ?(instead of the phone trying to do what it think is
>> best and handling the error on it's own).
>> Is there an Asterisk setting for that?
>> Failing that, is there a Polycom setting to disable this "intelligent"
>> error handling?
> Tim St. Pierre
> IP telephony specialist
> Toronto: 647 722 6930
> Toll-Free 1 888 488 6940
> tim at communicatefreely.net
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Silly idea, why don't you sniff the packets being sent over port 5060?
You'll be able to verify the conversation taking place.
rushowr at phreaker.net
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