Odd Cracking With SIP->DAHDI

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We recently set up a SIP trunk between an office in NY running Asterisk and an office in Paris (running Alcatel). All works fine if a SIP phone on the NY system talks to the Paris PBX. But if something on DAHDI (a PRI or MeetMe) talks to the Paris PBX, there’s a low-volume crackling. This isn’t clipping because it also occurs when there’s no legitimate sound. It’s sort of a mild version of what you used to get when a POTS pair had a ground short. This occurs no matter what size originates the call.

pings show round trip times of around 100ms, ranging from around 200 to 80
ms. Packet loss is zero. The fact that SIP->SIP works fine suggests the issue isn’t related to IP issues.

I tried adding a jitter buffer, but that didn’t make a difference.

I’ve tried this sending just ULAW and G722 and allowing everything, but no difference. The SDP that comes back from Paris doesn’t list any audio codecs and is:

v=0
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