[pjsip] SIP interoprability

Benny Prijono bennylp at pjsip.org
Mon Feb 4 11:58:24 EST 2008

On 2/4/08, Philippe <philippe.leuba at eyepmedia.com> wrote:
> Hi Benny,
> We discovered some SIP servers that return the contact header modified in
> the REGISTER response, some replaces the softphone local address with the
> public one (SER), some with the server address.
> This results in pj with an error reported in the reg_c callback.
> I agree that this behavior is not RFC 3261 compliant.
> But in order to interoperate with a larger set of SIP equipments, I propose
> to modify the implementation the following way: always accept a 200/OK
> register response even if we do not find our contact. If you agree, I can
> send you the code changes to apply.
> The SIP norm says that we need to be strict with what we are sending and
> tolerant with what we receive…

While this generally is true, I don't think this is accurate for this
particular scenario. I don't think I would need to restate what lack
of matching Contact header in REGISTER's 200/OK means, as I assume
you're aware of that.

But on the other hand, I also saw how other registrar (a commercial
one) fails to obey this basic rule, so a little more robustness will
not hurt, I think.

So I'm willing to work on a workaround. If you have a patch against
trunk, and your patch is protected by configuration macro (something
like PJSIP_HANDLE_BROKEN_REGISTRAR) which by default is disabled, I
think I would be happy to accept your patch.


> Philippe Leuba
> _______________________________________________

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