Detailed Message Flows

The illustrations in the following sections show ideal message flows. Currently, the translator is not necessarily working this way.


Figure 15-2 shows the registration process.

Registering MGCP endpoints via RSIP

Figure 15-2. Registering MGCP endpoints via RSIP

During registration, the gateway starts up and sends an RSIP message to the translator.


RSIP coincidentally contains the letters SIP. This has no correspondence to the fact that the translator is talking to a SIP-based system. RSIP simply stands for restart in progress.

The SIP side of the translator, acting as a SIP endpoint, registers with VOCAL, as discussed in Chapter 8, and returns a 200 OK message to the gateway. The translator also sends a Request Notify (RQNT) message requesting notification when the gateway goes off-hook. As long as the gateway is registered, the translator, acting as a gateway controller, maintains stateful control over the gateway. The gateway returns a 200 message in reply to this request.

Basic Call

Figure 15-3 shows the call flow for a basic call from the calling party’s point of view.


The gateway notifies the CA that it has gone off-hook (o: hd), and the CA responds that it received the message (200) and requests notification for when a matching

Basic call from the caller point of view

Figure 15-3. Basic call from the caller point ...

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