Port used for SIMPLE (SIP)

Dale Worley dworley at pingtel.com
Thu Jul 5 12:13:02 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-07-05 at 01:41 -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:
> Hmm, I'm not sure I agree.  It's often convenient for user's to know what
> ports are used by a given protocol so that they can set their home
> router/firewall device to foward those ports to their computer ("DMZ"). 
> Although I guess upnp makes this less of an issue.  And we don't really
> publish this information anywhere... but maybe we should.
> Is there any reason your SIP PBX needs to run on port 5070?  Pidgin tries to
> use a port between 5060 and 5160... couldn't your SIP PBX do the same thing?

Eh, no, it would be ugly to change, because the PBX assumes it's the
only application on the computer, and the address of that component is
handed out to several other components.

This is one of those annoying configuration things that takes work to
handle well, even though doing so adds no overt functionality -- give
the user two choices, one is the code takes the port the kernel gives it
(and reports that to the user), the other is the user specifies the

I'm willing to help with the effort if I can.


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