Just a general interest question...
I was reading this article on Cisco's site:
and noted a comment at the end of the introduction below...
"This document demonstrates how to configure an analog H.323 gateway to route calls out to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) using specific DS0 ports based on the calling number of the IP phone that originated the call. Normally, a call sent to an analog gateway would have to use a hunt scheme to route calls out of the gateway, with no concern for which DS0 port is chosen to route the call outbound. In many cases, it is desirable for a specific DS0 port to be associated with a certain IP phone number so that calls going outbound only use that certain DS0 port instead of choosing a port randomly or based on some hunt method like "least idle.""
So my question is why (in the real world) would I ever want to do this? ie: Why would I want to map an outbound VoIP call to a specific digital voice port on a T1 or E1?
Hopefully someone can enlighten me?