[asterisk-users] asterisk hints can be in multiple states; most sip NOTIFY dialogs only send one state

Joshua C. Colp jcolp at sangoma.com
Wed Jun 10 08:40:38 CDT 2020

On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 10:27 AM John Hughes <john at calva.com> wrote:

> Asterisk can know that one of the attached phones is both "ringing" and
> "on the phone".
> However the sip NOTIFY it sends out to interested parties can only
> communicate one state, for example with pidf+xml it can either send
> "Ringing" or "On the phone" and so it sends "Ringing".
> This makes the "busy lights" less than useful, if a call makes multiple
> phones ring you can't tell, looking at the busy lights, which ones are
> busy, and so less likely to answer.
> In the chan_sip configuration there is an option "notifyringing":
> notifyringing
> *notifyringing* enables or disables notifications for the RINGING state
> when an extension is already INUSE. Only affects subscriptions using the
> *dialog-info* event package. Option can be configured in the general
> section only. It cannot be set per-peer.
> As the doc says this only applies to dialog-info style NOTIFY, not the
> pidf+xml format my phones use.
> Here is a patch that makes notifyringing work for pidf+xml.
> Generalising it for other formats is left as an exercise for the reader.
> Of course chan_sip is obsolete.  How might this be done for chan_pjsip?
> Parts of the code are similar, but the layering is vastly different.  How
> could the ast_sip_presence_exten_state_to_str function in
> res/res_pjsip/presence_xml.c get at the pjsip configuration?

You wouldn't be able to access such information from
ast_sip_presence_exten_state_to_str, that function is strictly for taking
in instructions/data and producing the output. The user of it would need to
pass in a value to turn on this new behavior. From that level the
ast_sip_exten_state_data structure can optionally have a subscription,
which itself has the endpoint that was used to establish the subscription.

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