[asterisk-users] IAX2 - Separate Signaling and Media?

Tim Panton thp at westhawk.co.uk
Sat Aug 28 04:36:02 CDT 2010

On 24 Aug 2010, at 04:30, Tim Nelson wrote:

> ----- "Tim Nelson" <tnelson at rockbochs.com> wrote:
>> Greetings all-
>> Here's an odd question. Supposedly, IAX2 now has the ability to
>> operate with signaling and media in separate streams, very much like
>> SIP. I've read about this feature here[1] and there[2], but I have yet
>> to see how to actually implement or test it. There are no options in
>> the iax.conf sample configs with Asterisk.
>> All suggestions welcome, except those telling me to jump off a bridge
>> because separated signaling and media makes IAX pointless when
>> compared to SIP. :-)
> Ugh, and let me specify references as originally intended:
> [1] http://tools.ietf.org/search/rfc5456
> [2] http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/IAX+versus+SIP
> --Tim

I think that the only implementation that does this is in asterisk.
It only does it in a limited way by setting:
in iax.conf

I've never tried it, but I'd be happy to co-operate on an experiment :-)


Tim Panton - Web/VoIP consultant and implementor

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