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VVX - Directory/Buddy Dialing - Alpha vs. Numeric

daniellec
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VVX - Directory/Buddy Dialing - Alpha vs. Numeric

Hi all -

 

I've done my best to find help online with this, but I'm quite stuck.  Let my try to explain.

 

I have a phone system that prepends a customer name, or context to the front of every extension number, resulting in authentication usernames that look like this:

companyname-1001

 

In the polycom directory configuration file <mac>-directory.xml, I put this as the <ct> value so that my proxy knows how to route presence notifications to subscribed phones.  When using the directory to make a call, on SoundPoint phones this all works great, and the SIP INVITE reads:

INVITE sip:companyname-1001@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

 

However on VVX phones the phone isn't appending the registration proxy IP address to the extension name, resulting in a failed call due to a SIP INVITE that reads:

INVITE sip:companyname-1001

 

Also on VVX, the strange thing is that if I instead put in the directory configuration <ct> a value that begins with a number, then the SIP INVITE reads:

INVITE sip:1001@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

 

The call completes because my softswitch is able to route both calls that simply have an extension number or the full authentication username, but presence doesn't work since my <ct> value doesn't have the full username.

 

How can I get local directory/buddylist dials to append the registration proxy IP address to the INVITE header when the called number starts with a letter?  As mentioned before, everything worked fine on SoundPoint phones.

 

Thanks,

 

Danielle

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SteffenBaierUK
Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: VVX - Directory/Buddy Dialing - Alpha vs. Numeric

Hello daniellec,

welcome to the Polycom Community.

A good starting point is always to provide the currently used software as changes may have been made.

 

I did a quick test using a VVX410 running UCS 4.1.6 with a Contact of ABC123 or ABC-123 and it always dialed the full URL (i.e.abc123@IP address of SIP server).

 

I suggest you check your configuration and then probably work with your Polycom reseller.

Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

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Notice: This community forum is not an official Poly support resource, thus responses from Poly employees, partners, and customers alike are best-effort in attempts to share learned knowledge. If you need immediate and/or official assistance please open a service ticket through your proper support channels.
Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's
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daniellec
Occasional Visitor

Re: VVX - Directory/Buddy Dialing - Alpha vs. Numeric

Thanks for the reply!

 

I definitely should've mentioned what version of software I was running - you might want to look into this on UCS 5.0.1 - I recently started selling VVX so I figured I would grab the latest firmware.  Now I read that it's only recommended if you're integrating with Lync.  That's OK, I've found a workaround -

 

I ended up using the "reg.x.useCompleteUriForRetrieve" tag and setting it to zero, and then I added the IP of my proxy to the directory <ct/> tag to force it into the URI.  Turning this tag off prevents the software from appending an redundant IP for presence notify to the end of the URI since I have hard-coded it to the directory.

 

Unless there is a configuration option that I'm missing the can turn on/off whether buddy list *dialing* appends the registrar's IP to the URI, then I think this might be a bug in 5.0.1.

 

Thanks,

 

Danielle

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SteffenBaierUK
Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: VVX - Directory/Buddy Dialing - Alpha vs. Numeric

Hello daniellec,

 

you are correct that this fails in UCS 5.0.1

 

This release is LYNC or Broadsoft so I suggest in the mean time to downgrade to UCS 4.1.6 where this works.

 

If you require UCS 5.0.1 please raise a ticket with Polycom support via your Polycom reseller.

 

Best Regards

 

Steffen Baier

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The title Polycom Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. All posts and words are my own & do not represent the views of Employer.

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Notice: This community forum is not an official Poly support resource, thus responses from Poly employees, partners, and customers alike are best-effort in attempts to share learned knowledge. If you need immediate and/or official assistance please open a service ticket through your proper support channels.
Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's
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daniellec
Occasional Visitor

Re: VVX - Directory/Buddy Dialing - Alpha vs. Numeric

Hi Steffan,

 

Thanks for confirming, and take care.

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