Port used for SIMPLE (SIP)

Dale Worley dworley at pingtel.com
Thu May 17 17:51:16 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 15:57 -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> Dale Worley spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > Does the SIMPLE code ask the kernel for a dynamically assigned port, or
> > does it try to use 5060?  The former strategy is infinitely preferred,
> > since Pidgin has no way of knowing whether 5060 is reserved (on this
> > system) for another application.
> It appears to use a dynamically assigned port between 5060 and 5160.
> If someone else already has 5060, it will use 5061, ... 5159.
> Are you experiencing trouble, or was this idle curiosity?

It turned out that my instance of Pidgin was using 5070, which was
needed by the SIP PBX I was trying to test-run on the same host.

Given that Pidgin is a SIP client and can register with any port that it
feels like with no effect on the user, it really should leave the choice
of port up to the kernel (which presumably knows the local policy).



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