[Freeswitch-users] [Freeswitch-dev] bad REGISTER processing
kokoska.rokoska at post.cz
Fri Apr 11 08:23:13 PDT 2008
Anthony Minessale napsal(a):
> The main reason we write the port in that case is because the idea of
> that nat hack is to make the contact
> be the exact ip/port the register came from. Because of NAT it's some
> random port so putting the port in the contact is the only
> way we can get the packet back to the phone from our scope of the SIP
Thank you very much, Anthony, for your explanation!
I'm not sure I understand well, but I try to read it once more or look
into sources to get a clue :-)
> Any more advanced techniques need to be applied
> by a router such as openser or from the sofia stack itself. You can
> visit them in #sofia-sip on the same irc server as ours.
OK, thank you for pointing me to right direction, I will ask someone
> First of all I would like to complement us on our ability to keep up
> with you.
> Just as a hint, you are starting to abuse our help by asking for an
> average of 3 incidents a day this week.
First of all, let me apologize if my comments looks like I try to abuse
your willingness. It is not what I want.
For my defence I like to say that majority of my messages are bug-reports...
> Do people you pay money even help you that much?
As my voluntary work I'm active in some local VoIP forum and try to help
others with things I have enough knowledge about. May be I don't need
much brain power to answer the questions because most of them are very
simple, but there is a huge amount of them per day.
And thus I never think about how much someone can ask me and how much I
could ask others. It is my mistake, let me apologize.
> Let me give you a few pointers on how to get along with us. You may or
> may not have done all of these things
> but I am listing them for your information. I am not telling you to
> stop bringing up issues but be careful about dominating our time.
To every Open Source project I have involved in I try to help as much as
I can. And the best thing I can do (due to my home lab setup :-) is
finding bugs. And I think I'm good at it :-)
It sounds very strange to me your are so displeased with it, but I
respect your wishes, of course.
> You may want to also use http://jira.freeswitch.org as a more formal
> way to track your problems.
OK, if I see it is not avoidable, I insert it in the jira.
> 1) Please do not take the extra time to provide any justification to why
> you think we *should* do something just to help your case.
If I ever used "should" I never meant to force you to help me. It was
just advice about what could help FreeSWITCH to be better - from my
point of view. Nothing more.
If it bother you, I never repeat it.
> Feel free to ask but do not use what someone else does as an
> excuse. If everyone in Europe was jumping off a cliff, should we too?
> This includes used car salesman techniques like using statements
> like "I have this simple app and it doesn't work how I want.
> If this were a real soft-switch it would do this....."
> 2) Do not use RFC as a bible. When someone wants something they tend to
> stand up on a soapbox and wave it in the air.
> Meanwhile when something else inconvenient happens like NAT where
> breaking the RFC usually fixes it, then it's ok.
> We all know we should try to work as close to the RFC as possible.
> We also all know it's impossible to actually work right
> at 100% RFC compliance unless you live on a commune full of SIP
> purists. So avoid quoting the RFC to prove your point.
I'm sorry, in confers I contribute to there is a frequent practice to
support the thoughts by exact RFC content and I just bring this practice
with me to FreeSWITCH conference, because I'm very accustomed with it.
You tell me it is not wonted - ok, I stop it.
> Save it for rare occasions. The Sofia SIP stack does a lot of work
> to comply and they do a good job you should thank them.
I'm very thankful to them, but I hope it doesn't mean I couldn't think
about improvements. Like on any other projects.
> 3) Keep it in mind that FreeSWITCH is developed primarily by me and I
> only have so many hours in a day.
> I am more than happy to answer questions and help people but be sure
> to give others a turn too.
I'm sorry. I'm accustomed to send bug reports to dev-lists and I just
continue in this practice with FreeSWITCH. If it is not desired, I stop
it and use jira exlusively.
> Try asking more questions on the users list or the irc channel to
> give others a chance to help too.
I hope I have asked questions in user-list. If not, let me apologize, it
was an oversight...
> 4) When you feel yourself crossing the line from testing the waters to
> going in production, consider getting a support contract or the visiting
> the donation and/or wishlists so you can give back to the project
> and put smiles on underprivileged developer's faces for pennies a day.
Majority of projects I'm using VoIP SW in are non-profit and costs me
not only a lot of time but real money too.
But - wheter I ever will use FreeSWITCH in production or not, I do what
I can to support it because I see big potential in it.
Besides like I do for any other SW project I feel truly amazing...
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