[asterisk-users] Is 100 trying mandatory? Can asterisk answer with 180 without prior 100 trying?

Joshua Colp jcolp at digium.com
Mon Mar 19 10:59:47 CDT 2018

On Mon, Mar 19, 2018, at 12:53 PM, Benoit Panizzon wrote:
> Hey List
> I sometimes use our asterisk server to do some debugging or other PBX
> and SBC.
> Now we have a case where a PBX is replying an incomming invite with 180
> ringing immediately. It looks like the SBC does not accept this.
> According to my understanding of the RFC 3261 any provisional (aka
> 1XX) reply should be good enough to make the sender stop re-sending
> invites and accept this as a reply from the destination.
> So 100 trying would be option and a reply could also be directly 180
> ringing.

Indeed. In practice though you want to stop the retransmission immediately and you usually don't know of the appropriate response yet so 100 is sent.

> So maybe some RFC specialist could tell me how this is exactly supposed
> to work of if I maybe missed some other RFC more clear about that topic.
> To try to reproduce the problem with our SBC, is there a way to tell
> the asterisk, preferably PJSIP, to directly answer with 180 ringing
> without prior 100 trying?

The PJSIP channel driver has no option or ability to do this. I do not recall if chan_sip does.

Joshua Colp
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