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Topic # 32531 19-Apr-2009 17:22
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Hi

My trixbox configuration keeps loosing its connection to WxC yet I can make outgoing calls on my VFX line without problem but incoming calls are not getting though.

On checking the SIP info status page in Trixbox, I see that the pan.wxnz.net connection has a status of 'Request Sent' whereas all of the other trunk connections are 'Registered'.  I can fix this by rebooting the Netgear router, but I am wondering why its just the VFX trunk that is failing to register.

Anyone have any idea's that I could try?

Edit:  I have just managed to force a registration by selecting the VFX Trunk and saving it without making any changes then clicking the orange bar to reload the configs.  Still leave the more interesting question of why only the VFX trunk failed to register!

Cheers Mike

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  Reply # 207968 19-Apr-2009 17:41
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A SIP reload from the command line or FreePBX CLI will do the same thing.

Do you have a expirey time set anywhere? Typically this will default to 3600 so lowering this significantly would solve the issue.

maxexpirey = 120
defaultexpirey = 120

You probably don't need it as low as 120 however but this should definately solve the issue but would be forcing pretty regulat registration connections.

Try adding this to your sip.conf somewhere in the general settings, you can probably add it in the SIP trunk settings and it'll do the same thing.

This doesn't explain why it's losing the connection though - maybe Josh or soebody from WxC might be able to look at your logs to find out why.




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  Reply # 207984 19-Apr-2009 19:19
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Thanks sbiddle.

I guess you mean "defaultexpiry" rather than "defaultexpirey" right?

I can load these into the Trunk PEER details section of Trixbox no problem. They are not currently defined, so I suspect that I am using the default settings.  Not sure though if I should make this change because its only the VFX trunk that is becoming unregistered - which suggest a setting at VFX (i.e. WxC) could be contributing.

Might be worth a call to the help desk tomorrow - unless one of their team respond here. I just wondered if anyone else had experienced this on a regular basis.

Cheers Mike


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 207992 19-Apr-2009 19:38
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Interesting - I've had a few issues too with my VFX trunks not registering or dropping out over last couple of days. This was after adding a 2nd VFX trunk.

My 2talk trunks never miss a beat.




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  Reply # 207998 19-Apr-2009 19:57
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I think both expirey and expiry work - if you google them you'll find they're both used.




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  Reply # 208038 19-Apr-2009 22:36
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Ok I will try dropping the maxexpiry and defaultexpiry value to 2000 and see what the impact is.

@coffeebaron: yes, my 2talk and two others are rock solid also - just the VFX trunk that's unstable. I will raise a fault ticket and see if the VFX team can provide any guidance. I have had very good response from them recently on another matter, so its worth a try!


Edit: Just checking the Trixbox SIP Info display and I notice that the VFX Trunk has a "Refresh" value of 165 on the SIP Info display page compared to 105 for the other trunks. The value 105 equates to a maxexpiry of 120. When I change that value in the SIP.CONF file, all of the other trunks update to show a new Refresh interval EXCEPT the VFX trunk, which seems to confirm that VFX are controlling the refresh interval as part of the connection.


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  Reply # 208060 20-Apr-2009 07:45
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mruane:

Ok I will try dropping the maxexpiry and defaultexpiry value to 2000 and see what the impact is.

@coffeebaron: yes, my 2talk and two others are rock solid also - just the VFX trunk that's unstable. I will raise a fault ticket and see if the VFX team can provide any guidance. I have had very good response from them recently on another matter, so its worth a try!




Edit: Just checking the Trixbox SIP Info display and I notice that the VFX Trunk has a "Refresh" value of 165 on the SIP Info display page compared to 105 for the other trunks. The value 105 equates to a maxexpiry of 120. When I change that value in the SIP.CONF file, all of the other trunks update to show a new Refresh interval EXCEPT the VFX trunk, which seems to confirm that VFX are controlling the refresh interval as part of the connection.




Cheers Mike




I've read about issues in the past with SBC's overriding the default Asterisk settings on other VoIP providers, it certainly does seem that there is an issue somewhere.

I had a dropout on Saturday as well when I tried to ring my home number around 10am and had this divert back to my mobile. The big question here is whether Asterisk is reregistering correctly when it tries to reregister, it would seem that maybe this is not infact happening correctly all the time like it should.


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  Reply # 208090 20-Apr-2009 10:59
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Hi Guys,

Try setting your max expire to 180, you will send through a request for what you have set, but if you look at the sip message we send back we actually send back 180, it seems that Asterisk is not listening to this and continuing to send again at its set expire time.

See if that helps.

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  Reply # 208132 20-Apr-2009 13:23
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Ah interesting point Joshp, thanks I will try that.  So are you saying that whatever we have Asterisk set to for the refresh interval, you only ever respond with 180 regardless? If so, no problem, but we need to ensure Asterisk is set accordingly.

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  Reply # 208483 22-Apr-2009 09:25
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Happened again this morning. Trunks lost registration - outgoing calls fine, but no incoming. And yes I do have maxexpiry=180





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  Reply # 208493 22-Apr-2009 09:53
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I just had the same issue.. There is definately an issue here somewhere.




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  Reply # 208494 22-Apr-2009 09:55
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Yes - same here coffeebaron. The trunk was registered at 11:00pm but by the time I checked again at 7:30am it had become unregistered. Not even a Trixbox reboot would reregister the trunk - so I suspect that I am going to need to reboot the router.  Outgoing calls are fine but all incoming calls are redirected to the standby number on "unavailable" status. What I cannot work out is - if the trunk is actually not registered, how can we make outgoing calls using that trunk?

I have set my default expiry set to 180 and max expiry set to 604800 (after reviewing some feedback on the Trixbox forum). 

All of my other (non-VFX) trunks are registered just fine, so this has to be a local VFX issue.

Cheers Mike

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  Reply # 208497 22-Apr-2009 10:16
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A sip reload fixed my issue straight away and showed the trunk as registed.


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  Reply # 208499 22-Apr-2009 10:22
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WxC's settings have qualify=no I'm beginning to wonder whether maybe it would be worth trying qualify=yes and seeing if it resolves the issue.


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  Reply # 208507 22-Apr-2009 11:12
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sbiddle: WxC's settings have qualify=no I'm beginning to wonder whether maybe it would be worth trying qualify=yes and seeing if it resolves the issue.


No - I have this setting enabled.

Are you guys using pan.wxnz.net or as.wxcnz.net? or both?





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  Reply # 208508 22-Apr-2009 11:15
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mruane:
What I cannot work out is - if the trunk is actually not registered, how can we make outgoing calls using that trunk?

It does make sense; the registration tells WxC where your box is to send an incoming call. For out going calls, Trixbox knows where WxC is, and has the credentials in the config files.




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