Asterisk and Broadvoice

I need to configure sip.conf to register with broadvoice as I am having a registeration problem. I have all the credentials but it is somehow unclear what is really necessary to input into Asterisk and and where to put it.And what else do I need to configure to use broadvoice?

I’ve had asterisk talking to BV for several months … I found this to be a decent reference:

I have appled the specified settings and now when I start Asterisk it runs the regular lines of codes and gets right below where it says “Asterisk Ready” and the cursor just keeps blinking in front of “*CLI>” without anything else if it registered or not. But when I call the number it says not available which tells me it is not registered. I don’t know what I might be doing wrong.

In the CLI type Sip Show Peers. This should give you a list of all SIP acounts that are currently registerd on the server.

Thanx for your response, I have entered “sip show peers” and what I get is; Name/username Host Dyn Nat ACL Port Status N 5060 Unmonitored
1 sip peers [1 online , 0 offline]

I tried to call the number again and it still tells me that the party I’m trying to reach is unavailable to leave a message. My sip.conf is as follows if that would help in diagnoses;

; SIP Configuration example for Asterisk
; Syntax for specifying a SIP device in extensions.conf is
; SIP/devicename where devicename is defined in a section below.
; You may also use
; SIP/username@domain to call any SIP user on the Internet
; (Don’t forget to enable DNS SRV records if you want to use this)
; If you define a SIP proxy as a peer below, you may call
; SIP/proxyhostname/user or SIP/user@proxyhostname
; where the proxyhostname is defined in a section below
; Useful CLI commands to check peers/users:
; sip show peers Show all SIP peers (including friends)
; sip show users Show all SIP users (including friends)
; sip show registry Show status of hosts we register with
; sip debug Show all SIP messages
; reload Reload configuration file
; Active SIP peers will not be reconfigured

[general] ; Default context for incoming calls
;allowguest=no ; Allow or reject guest calls (default is yes, this can also be set to ‘osp’
; if asterisk was compiled with OSP support.
;realm=mydomain.tld ; Realm for digest authentication
; defaults to “asterisk”
; Realms MUST be globally unique according to RFC 3261

; Set this to your host name or domain name

bindport=5060 ; UDP Port to bind to (SIP standard port is 5060)
bindaddr= ; IP address to bind to ( binds to all)
srvlookup=yes ; Enable DNS SRV lookups on outbound calls
; Note: Asterisk only uses the first host
; in SRV records
; Disabling DNS SRV lookups disables the
; ability to place SIP calls based on domain
; names to some other SIP users on the Internet

; ; Set default domain for this host
; If configured, Asterisk will only allow
; INVITE and REFER to non-local domains
; Use “sip show domains” to list local domains
; Add domain and configure incoming context
; for external calls to this domain
;domain= ; Add IP address as local domain
; You can have several “domain” settings
;allowexternalinvites=no ; Disable INVITE and REFER to non-local domains
; Default is yes
;autodomain=yes ; Turn this on to have Asterisk add local host
; name and local IP to domain list.
pedantic=no ; Enable slow, pedantic checking for Pingtel
; and multiline formatted headers for strict
; SIP compatibility (defaults to “no”)
;tos=184 ; Set IP QoS to either a keyword or numeric val
;tos=lowdelay ; lowdelay,throughput,reliability,mincost,none
;maxexpiry=3600 ; Max length of incoming registration we allow
;defaultexpiry=120 ; Default length of incoming/outoing registration
;notifymimetype=text/plain ; Allow overriding of mime type in MWI NOTIFY
;checkmwi=10 ; Default time between mailbox checks for peers
;vmexten=voicemail ; dialplan extension to reach mailbox sets the
; Message-Account in the MWI notify message
; defaults to “asterisk”
;videosupport=yes ; Turn on support for SIP video
;recordhistory=yes ; Record SIP history by default
; (see sip history / sip no history)

;disallow=all ; First disallow all codecs
allow=ulaw ; Allow codecs in order of preference
allow=ilbc ;
musicclass=default ; Sets the default music on hold class for all SIP calls
; This may also be set for individual users/peers
;language=en ; Default language setting for all users/peers
; This may also be set for individual users/peers
;relaxdtmf=yes ; Relax dtmf handling
;rtptimeout=60 ; Terminate call if 60 seconds of no RTP activity
; when we’re not on hold
;rtpholdtimeout=300 ; Terminate call if 300 seconds of no RTP activity
; when we’re on hold (must be > rtptimeout)
;trustrpid = no ; If Remote-Party-ID should be trusted
;sendrpid = yes ; If Remote-Party-ID should be sent
;progressinband=never ; If we should generate in-band ringing always
; use ‘never’ to never use in-band signalling, even in cases
; where some buggy devices might not render it
;useragent=Asterisk PBX ; Allows you to change the user agent string
;promiscredir = no ; If yes, allows 302 or REDIR to non-local SIP address
; Note that promiscredir when redirects are made to the
; local system will cause loops since SIP is incapable
; of performing a “hairpin” call.
;usereqphone = no ; If yes, “;user=phone” is added to uri that contains
; a valid phone number
;dtmfmode = Inband ; Set default dtmfmode for sending DTMF. Default: rfc2833
; Other options:
; info : SIP INFO messages
; inband : Inband audio (requires 64 kbit codec -alaw, ulaw)
; auto : Use rfc2833 if offered, inband otherwise

;compactheaders = yes ; send compact sip headers.
;sipdebug = yes ; Turn on SIP debugging by default, from
; the moment the channel loads this configuration
;subscribecontext = default ; Set a specific context for SUBSCRIBE requests
; Useful to limit subscriptions to local extensions
; Settable per peer/user also
;notifyringing = yes ; Notify subscriptions on RINGING state

; If regcontext is specified, Asterisk will dynamically create and destroy a
; NoOp priority 1 extension for a given peer who registers or unregisters with
; us. The actual extension is the ‘regexten’ parameter of the registering
; peer or its name if ‘regexten’ is not provided. More than one regexten may
; be supplied if they are separated by ‘&’. Patterns may be used in regexten.
; Asterisk can register as a SIP user agent to a SIP proxy (provider)
; Format for the register statement is:
; register => user[:secret[]]@host[:port][/extension]
; If no extension is given, the ‘s’ extension is used. The extension needs to
; be defined in extensions.conf to be able to accept calls from this SIP proxy
; (provider).
; host is either a host name defined in DNS or the name of a section defined
; below.
; Examples:
;register =>
; This will pass incoming calls to the ‘s’ extension
;register => 2345:password@sip_proxy/1234
; Register 2345 at sip provider ‘sip_proxy’. Calls from this provider
; connect to local extension 1234 in extensions.conf, default context,
; unless you configure a [sip_proxy] section below, and configure a
; context.
; Tip 1: Avoid assigning hostname to a sip.conf section like []
; Tip 2: Use separate type=peer and type=user sections for SIP providers
; (instead of type=friend) if you have calls in both directions
register =>
registertimeout=10 ; retry registration calls every 20 seconds (default)
;registerattempts=10 ; Number of registration attempts before we give up
; 0 = continue forever, hammering the other server until it
; accepts the registration
; Default is 0 tries, continue forever
;callevents=no ; generate manager events when sip ua performs events (e.g. hold)

;----------------------------------------- NAT SUPPORT ------------------------
; The externip, externhost and localnet settings are used if you use Asterisk
; behind a NAT device to communicate with services on the outside.

;externip = ; Address that we’re going to put in outbound SIP messages
; if we’re behind a NAT

			; The externip and localnet is used
			; when registering and communicating with other proxies
			; that we're registered with

; ; Alternatively you can specify an
; external host, and Asterisk will
; perform DNS queries periodically. Not
; recommended for production
; environments! Use externip instead
;externrefresh=10 ; How often to refresh externhost if
; used
; You may add multiple local networks. A reasonable set of defaults
; are:
localnet= /; All RFC 1918 addresses are local networks
;localnet= ; Also RFC1918
;localnet= ; Another RFC1918 with CIDR notation
;localnet= ;Zero conf local network

; The nat= setting is used when Asterisk is on a public IP, communicating with
; devices hidden behind a NAT device (broadband router). If you have one-way
; audio problems, you usually have problems with your NAT configuration or your
; firewall’s support of SIP+RTP ports. You configure Asterisk choice of RTP
; ports for incoming audio in rtp.conf
;nat=yes ; Global NAT settings (Affects all peers and users)
; yes = Always ignore info and assume NAT
; no = Use NAT mode only according to RFC3581
; never = Never attempt NAT mode or RFC3581 support
; route = Assume NAT, don’t send rport
; (work around more UNIDEN bugs)

;rtcachefriends=yes ; Cache realtime friends by adding them to the internal list
; just like friends added from the config file only on a
; as-needed basis? (yes|no)

;rtupdate=yes ; Send registry updates to database using realtime? (yes|no)
; If set to yes, when a SIP UA registers successfully, the ip address,
; the origination port, the registration period, and the username of
; the UA will be set to database via realtime. If not present, defaults to ‘yes’.

;rtautoclear=yes ; Auto-Expire friends created on the fly on the same schedule
; as if it had just registered? (yes|no|)
; If set to yes, when the registration expires, the friend will vanish from
; the configuration until requested again. If set to an integer,
; friends expire within this number of seconds instead of the
; registration interval.

;ignoreregexpire=yes ; Enabling this setting has two functions:
; For non-realtime peers, when their registration expires, the information
; will not be removed from memory or the Asterisk database; if you attempt
; to place a call to the peer, the existing information will be used in spite
; of it having expired
; For realtime peers, when the peer is retrieved from realtime storage,
; the registration information will be used regardless of whether
; it has expired or not; if it expires while the realtime peer is still in
; memory (due to caching or other reasons), the information will not be
; removed from realtime storage

; Incoming INVITE and REFER messages can be matched against a list of ‘allowed’
; domains, each of which can direct the call to a specific context if desired.
; By default, all domains are accepted and sent to the default context or the
; context associated with the user/peer placing the call.
; Domains can be specified using:
; domain=[,]
; Examples:
; domain=myasterisk.dom
; In addition, all the ‘default’ domains associated with a server should be
; added if incoming request filtering is desired.
; autodomain=yes
; To disallow requests for domains not serviced by this server:
; allowexternaldomains=no

; fromdomain=mydomain.tld ; When making outbound SIP INVITEs to
; non-peers, use your primary domain “identity”
; for From: headers instead of just your IP
; address. This is to be polite and
; it may be a mandatory requirement for some
; destinations which do not have a prior
; account relationship with your server.

; Global credentials for outbound calls, i.e. when a proxy challenges your
; Asterisk server for authentication. These credentials override
; any credentials in peer/register definition if realm is matched.

fromuser=my number here
secret=my password here
username=my number here
authname=my number here
;Disable canreinvite if you are behind a NAT

I just ran “sip show registry” command and shows my asterisk as registered but when I call it rings in my ears and does not show any change or incoming call notice on the CLI. I just hung up with broadvoice and they confirmed to me that my device is registered with their system. Although I am running this lab at my job workbench and the whole company is behind a bunch of firewalls, NATs, and perhaps proxies with T1 and better connections. I am quite sure this might be a problem. With the advise of broadvoice rep I ran a test on to see if the SIP port 5060 is blocked, the derived report shows it is not blocked since it analyzed both incoming and outgoing VoIP traffic.

I just installed and configured xLite, it registered with the asterisk server and outgoing calls seem to work although I need to work on the voice quality. But I still need to figure out the incoming calls that do not get to the asterisk server.

I configured a new asterisk system the same way as the one earlier mentioned on my home network and as the other asterisk it makes outgoing calls but does not receive incoming. So the issue here is not any firewall blockage as previously insinuated. I need to figure out what is is and how I can rectify it. The sip.conf configuration is the same as on the previous posting above.