[asterisk-users] Asterisk / PJSIP unexpectedly opens additional UDP port

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Mon Oct 19 13:21:23 CDT 2015

Dear all,

I have drastically stripped down my Asterisk installation to about 70 modules since I wanted it to be as slim as possible.

Nevertheless, Asterisk still opens an unwanted port:

root at spock:/install/asterisk-13.6.0# netstat -apnv|grep asterisk
udp    0      0*      26419/asterisk  
udp    0      0 *      26419/asterisk  

Port 5060 is expected, of course, and the address where it is bound to is correct. But even after having a glance at the source, I can't imagine why it opens another port on all addresses. I have done some debugging with the following results:

1) The unwanted port changes every time Asterisk is restarted. I can't remember a situation where the port changed *while* Asterisk was running.

2) The opening of the port seems to be caused by res_pjsip. At least, if I don't load res_pjsip when starting Asterisk, the port isn't there (port 5060 then is gone as well, of course). I am not sure if we should conclude that res_pjsip actually causes the port being opened; it could well be another module which depends on res_pjsip and gets loaded if and only if res_pjsip gets loaded. Nevertheless, I've spent quite a few hours with trying to find that mysterious other module, but I didn't find one.

Could please somebody who knows Asterisk's architecture and the relationship between Asterisk and PJSIP look into that or give an explanation? I am quite sure that this affects every Asterisk / PJSIP installation ...

Thank you very much,


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