H323 and MGCP

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Jun 1st, 2007

I have a question that I'm having difficulty finding an answer for. Is it possible to run both MGCP and H323 on the same router simultaneously? I have a customer that needs H323 on one or two FXS ports but has only MGCP gateways. They would like to avoid buying more hardware.


I have this problem too.
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mchandak Fri, 06/01/2007 - 07:08

Yes this can work fine. You can run both MGCP and H323 on the same router. MGCP would only control the FXS port where there is a dial-peer with service mgcpapp configured. So if you want to use the FSX ports as H323 then all you need to do is configure these ports the way you would configure any FSX port for H323.

I hope this helps.

jmachiggins Fri, 06/01/2007 - 07:11

Great. Thanks. This was my gut feeling, but this gateway serves a large number of other circuits and I did not want to take the whole gateway down if I was wrong.

mchandak Fri, 06/01/2007 - 07:22

as long as you change the config of only the FXS ports in question, it should not affect any other interface.


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