Question About How Asterisk Works With RTP Ports

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Hello,

short question : does Asterisk reserve RTP ports for every IP-phone that is being called ?

If for instance an incoming call makes 10 IP-phones ring, does this mean that Asterisk preserves 10 x 2 RTP ports for audio ?

I guess Asterisk sends in the SIP INVITE an SDP body with an RTP port number for audio ? If this is the case for the 10 IP-phones to which an INVITE is send to, this means at least 10 RTP ports are reserved for incoming audio, correct ???

Thanks.

Jonas.

3 thoughts on - Question About How Asterisk Works With RTP Ports

  • Jonas Kellens wrote:

    It uses 2 ports per channel under normal circumstances, 1 for RTP and 1
    for RTCP.

    Yes.

    Yes.

  • So if I understand correct, you don’t need to look at the amount of concurrent calls to calculate the RTP range in rtp.conf, you need to look at the amount of INVITES that are being send at one moment ?

    Kind regards,

    Jonas.

  • Jonas Kellens wrote:

    The number of concurrent channels in existence which are using RTP. While a channel may not be answered, it’s still in existence.