Gateway and Trunk

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Jan 24th, 2010

I need to know when I should configure gateway and when I shoul configure Trunk?

I have this problem too.
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Marwan ALshawi Sun, 01/24/2010 - 01:25

" The basic function of a gateway is to translate between different types of networks. In the data environment, a gateway might translate between a Frame Relay network and an Ethernet network, for example. In a VoIP environment, voice gateways are the interface between a VoIP network and the public switched telephone network (PSTN), a private branch exchange (PBX), or analog devices such as fax machines"  source " Cisco Voice Gateways and Gatekeepers"

while the trunk is a logical link used for sending or terminating a voice call

for example you can have a SIP trunk that terminate on a voice gateway

or you may have a voice gateway define as h323 that connect to PSTN using for example ISDN

and you have an other PSTN link through a sip trunk direct from the callmanger to the Teleco using SIP trunk between the CCM and the Telco

these only simple possable scenarios to show the differences between a trunk and a gateway


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JustForVoice_2 Sun, 01/24/2010 - 11:28

Actually the main reason of my question related to presence server

In presence server I shoud define the CCM as Presence Gateway and on the CCM I should create SIP Trunk

Adrian Saavedra Sun, 01/24/2010 - 14:06

And also you have to define CUPS as an Application Server in CUCM. This is done in System->Application Server.

Hope this helps.


-- Adrián.

JustForVoice_2 Mon, 01/25/2010 - 04:09

I know that I did Presence many times.

What I mean why we use gateway in Presence and Trunk in CCM


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