[asterisk-users] SIP OPTIONS "storm"?

Gopalakrishnan N gopalakrishnan.an at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 20:52:21 CST 2014

SIP options message is due to check the peer registration is keepalive. As
per my understanding it might be because of network flap may be wireshark
trace can give you any clue.

On 13 Feb 2014 23:41, "Tim Nelson" <tnelson at rockbochs.com> wrote:

> Greetings-
> I recently experienced an odd situation. I have an Asterisk 11.5.0 system
> (Box A) with a SIP peering to another Asterisk system (Box B). At
> some point, Box A started sending over 65Mbps of SIP OPTIONS packets to Box
> A. I do have qualify=yes for the peer on both sides, and the qualifyfreq is
> not set (aka default of 60secs).
> Of course, logs on Box A were not set to show debug info, so there is no
> indication of a problem. Logs on Box B show no issues, only at a very
> specific start time, there are suddenly tons of:
> [2014-02-13 00:12:50] DEBUG[31516] chan_sip.c: Allocating new SIP dialog
> for 2a338cf5518531e31190bd4b7826d137 at x.y.z.166:5060 - OPTIONS (No RTP)
> I've done quite a bit of searching, but am not finding anything of
> consequence. Also, the Asterisk changelogs are not providing anything that
> would indicate this is known and fixed, at least for the 11.x branch.
> Thoughts/suggestions? Thanks!
> --Tim
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