[ILUG] Asterisk woes
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Mon Dec 6 11:19:08 GMT 2010
On 6 Dec 2010, at 11:00, Kevin Brennan wrote:
> It's very unlikely to be the SIP trunk you have to Blueface so IAX should not be required.
Exactly - the softphones can make calls through the trunk, so the Asterisk <-> Blueface connection is fine.
> Asterisk is acting like a B2BUA (Back to back user agent) so there's no reason why an ATA unit connected locally would not work and a soft phone would (to Blueface) unless you have a local issue. Keep your VoIP provider out of the picture and get local calls between extensions working correctly first (unless I have completely miss-read your email I understand calls between local extensions are not working for hardware).
No, you haven't misread it. Calls to/from extensions on the ATA hardware get no voice, be they local or external. Calls to/from extensions on the softphones work as desired, local or external.
> Basically of you have a set up like this
> Asterisk ---- NAT/Firwall ---- UA (ATA)
> it can cause problems without some tweaks.
> If you are running a hosted Asterisk with many remote extensions it can be a little trickier as there definitely will be NAT's and each will be a little different. If you post how your setup looks it will be easier to provide advice.
My setup is like this:
Asterisk --- UA (ATA and softphones)
I do also run a firewall (shorewall) on the box which hosts Asterisk, but it is configured to allow all traffic from LAN to firewall and as noted, the softphones work fine, so there shouldn't be a networking issue.
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