[asterisk-users] SIP via TCP - new TCP session per call or use same session for multiple calls?

Joshua C. Colp jcolp at sangoma.com
Fri Dec 27 12:35:13 CST 2019

On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM Greg Troxel <gdt at lexort.com> wrote:

> Dovid Bender <dovid at telecurve.com> writes:
> > So long as the tcp socket is open your SBC should send the call back over
> > the same socket. Now it can be that your SBC is seeing the socket as
> > timing out. If you are using Kamailio you can have it send tcp keep
> alives
> > every so often so that the socket stays up.
> SBC?
> I am curious if the "reuse registration TCP connection" is required by
> standards or if it is merely obviously good practice.
> I have had this problem too with asterisk 16.5.0
> This is not the first recommendation I have seen to use kamailio as a
> proxy for asterisk, for these sorts of issues as well as clients that
> change addresses.  Unfortunately the "jsr pc, set_up_kamailo" subroutine
> call is still executing so I can't say if things work right then...

There is a specification for doing it, but it's not required by the main
SIP RFC. In fact the main one states that you're supposed to establish an
outgoing connection to the address in the Contact header. In practice,
though, this is futile as generally NAT Is in use so you can't connect back
and thus you reuse the connection. The chan_sip module should do this
automatically, while chan_pjsip will do this if "rewrite_contact" is set to

Joshua C. Colp
Asterisk Technical Lead
Sangoma Technologies
Check us out at www.sangoma.com and www.asterisk.org
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