[asterisk-users] Avaya 9608G and DHCP and TFTP and HTTP oh my

Thomas Peters TPeters at mcts.org
Wed Mar 7 16:08:52 CST 2018

You did indeed warn me. I've made progress, gotten the dhcp option 242 to work, and finally gotten the phone to the point where it asks for a username and password. I defined these on the Asterisk server. I entered them on the phone. It says "Acquiring Service" and sits there.  At least it sets the clock on the phone now. 

TCPDump shows traffic going back & forth every few seconds: > ad-apbx.mcts.org.sip
ad-apbx.mcts.org.sip > > ad-apbx.mcts.org.sip:

But it sits at Acquiring Service eternally. 

The username and password I am entering are the Asterisk extension and asterisk extension secret. Should these be entered somewhere in the craft menu instead?

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From: asterisk-users-bounces at lists.digium.com [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces at lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Daniel Tryba
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Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] Avaya 9608G and DHCP and TFTP and HTTP oh my

On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 05:36:04PM +0000, Thomas Peters wrote:
> But please don't tell me the only way to program up each phone is via 
> the craft interface?
> Every other phone I've ever used requires a configuration file, which 
> has the MAC address of the phone as its name. The Avaya phones must 
> have some other method. Unless I have to embed the mac address and 
> particulars for all the phones into the 46xxsettings.txt file??

I tried to warn you, didn't I? :)

The phones themselves are nice, when used with an Avaya PBX. What I have seen is that these phones are really dumb themselves and need a decent PBX that does the smartstuff via proprietary interfaces (H.232 gatekeeper like IPOffice or whatever they use with the SIP based Communication Manager)

There is some intelligence in parsing the 46xxsettings file, but AFAIK you need the CRAFT menu to do this (apart from MAC adresses).

My advise: sell these phones, any SIP device you can buy with the proceeds is more intelligent when used with Asterisk.

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