[asterisk-users] Re: Can you explain why multiple registration isan important (missing) feature ?

Craig Guy cguy at bigpond.net.au
Wed Sep 20 08:21:35 MST 2006

I'm interested, too in how to accomplish this.  I have tried earlier today 
with a Snom360 to register it using its mac address as the authentication 
username.  I can't seem to get it to work (hopefully I'm just doing 
something wrong).

My sip.conf (asterisk 1.2.12) looks something like:

auth=000413242fff:secret at asterisk

With this the handset registers itself with asterisk, however I don't think 
it is working as I can change the username and password without affecting 
the registration on the handset.  If I try and set secret=secret, or 
md5secret= then asterisk refuses to register the handset with a 
'Registration from ... failed for ... - Username/auth name mismatch'  How 
can I specify the authentication username in sip.conf?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tomislav Parčina" <tparcina at lama.hr>
To: "Asterisk Users Mailing List - Non-Commercial Discussion" 
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Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 2:31 PM
Subject: [asterisk-users] Re: Can you explain why multiple registration isan 
important (missing) feature ?

In article <450AA905.10509 at fnords.org>, eric at fnords.org says...
> And there is your problem.  Using the extension as the SIP User ID does
> not scale, is confusing, and limits your thinking about devices and
> extensions.  There are several reasons this is a bad idea.  Multiple
> extension numbers ringing on the same device / line appearance is the
> most common.
> We use the MAC address of the device as the SIP User ID.  We append a
> -a, -b, -c, etc to the MAC address for each line appearance.  This does
> not work well for Softphone, but since All Softphones Suck(TM), we don't
> really care about this limitation.
> Users seldom need to know their SIP User ID.

Can you please tell me more about this. I don't follow you weary well. I 
understand that we need to treat phone and users different, but I don't 
thing that is easy to do with Asterisk 1.2. Maybe something will change, but 
till then...

Tomislav Parčina
Lama Computers Split
Stinice 12, 21000 Split
Tel.: +385(21)495148
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