Outbound FAX issue T.38 H323 to SIP

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Nov 12th, 2014
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Looking for a bit of assistance with some configuration.  Am i missing or mis-configured something here?  If any other debugging is needed pls let me know.  I ahve attached a ccapi inout debug of a fax transmission

The issue is that the fax keeps coming back with busy message.  It can however receive faxes with no issues and the number is not busy as we provide the DDI.

 

When the user sends the fax I can see the call being set up and billed for meaning the connection has been established but the fax transmission itself fails.

 

The router hosting the fax is using h323 and the fax is termination on a SIP trunk.

 

voice service voip
 fax protocol t38 version 0 ls-redundancy 0 hs-redundancy 0 fallback none
 fax-relay ans-disable
 h323
  no call service stop
 sip
  call service stop

 

voice class codec 10
 codec preference 1 g729r8 bytes 40
 codec preference 2 g729br8 bytes 40

 

dial-peer voice 2226 pots
 destination-pattern 2226
 port 0/2/0

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dial-peer voice 123 voip
 destination-pattern .T
 session protocol sipv2
 session target ipv4:X.X.X.X
 voice-class codec 10  
 dtmf-relay rtp-nte
 fax-relay ecm disable
 fax-relay sg3-to-g3
 fax rate 9600
 fax nsf 000000
 fax protocol t38 version 3 ls-redundancy 0 hs-redundancy 0 fallback none
 no vad
!

 

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Francisco Granados Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:52
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Just to confirm, is the Fax as directly attached to the router via FXS port? 

 

Also, could you please post results of "Debug ccsip messages" 

 

My company does a LOT of faxing and most of the times the issues are with media negotiation, I want to see if your fax is negotiating t.38 or codec pass through.

 

Thanks,

 

Frank

 

 

f.sorrentino Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:15
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Hi Frank,

 

The fax is directly connected to the Fax via FXS.  Their is an MTP translating between the H323 GW and the SIP connection to our provider so there are no end to end SIP messages.

 

I have noticed whilst checked the sho voice call sum that when the port is in "digit_collect" or "alerting" the codec used is G711uLAW then it goes to G729br8 when the FXS port in "Connect" then changes to S_Fax.  SO i am wondering if the 729 codec is causing some distortion in the tones which would be contributing to the failures. 

I will try configuring a dial peer with a incoming number configured and set the codec as G711uLAW.

Do you have any other ideas failing that?

Thanks.

 

PORT           CODEC     VAD VTSP STATE            VPM STATE
============== ========= === ==================== ======================
0/2/0         g711ulaw   n  S_DIGIT_COLLECT       FXSLS_OFFHOOK            
0/2/1         -          -  -                     FXSLS_ONHOOK             
0/2/2         -          -  -                     FXSLS_ONHOOK             
0/2/3         -          -  -                     FXSLS_ONHOOK            

 

PORT           CODEC     VAD VTSP STATE            VPM STATE
============== ========= === ==================== ======================
0/2/0         g729br8    n  S_CONNECT             FXSLS_CONNECT            
0/2/1         -          -  -                     FXSLS_ONHOOK             
0/2/2         -          -  -                     FXSLS_ONHOOK             
0/2/3         -          -  -                     FXSLS_ONHOOK             

 

PORT           CODEC     VAD VTSP STATE            VPM STATE
============== ========= === ==================== ======================
0/2/0         t38        n  S_FAX                 FXSLS_CONNECT            
0/2/1         -          -  -                     FXSLS_ONHOOK             
0/2/2         -          -  -                     FXSLS_ONHOOK             
0/2/3         -          -  -                     FXSLS_ONHOOK   

Francisco Granados Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:12
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G.729 can work, as long as the end result is to do t.38. I actually have all my fax machines start the call with G.729 and then negotiate T.38.

Looking at your debug it shows disconnect cause = 38, means your network is out of order, usually a configuration problem with the h323 voip gateway, but also it looks like your caller-id is going out as 2226 and not a full DID, if the carrier is not accepting your outgoing calls this might explain why you can receive but not send:

 ----- ccCallInfo IE subfields -----
   cisco-ani=2226

Can you post a sh run?

 

 

Thanks,

 

Frank

 

Francisco Granados Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:20
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By the way you should still be able to do "debug ccsip messages", that way we can confirm the caller ID sent to the carrier and if that's why it's failing, there's high probability that is it.

f.sorrentino Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:33
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Hi Frank,

 

I have the voice team revert back to the PSTN away from SIP and I created new Dial peer to ensure G711 is used.  I also added a station ID to ensure the ANI confirmed to e.164 Standard.  Fax is now working to a possible issue with the SIP provider negotiation.

 

I will revert back to SIP, adjust Dialpeer back to T38 and see if it works.

I will try and get the ccsip debug messages also.

 

Thanks.

Francisco Granados Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:41
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In the meantime, you can create a "Test dial peer" with a fax number and point it to the SIP trunk, that way you won't affect all of the other calls. If you don't want to modify your station id you could also create a translation rule to transform 2226 into XXX XXX 2226. Let me know if you need help with any of that, or testing, you can use my fax #.

 

Thanks,

 

Frank

f.sorrentino Sat, 11/15/2014 - 13:51
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OK Thanks Frank.

 

Will be Monday before the Voice team is back in so will see how it goes then,

 

Cheers,

 

 

Jayanth Velkuri Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:48
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your call flow is not clear

is this your call flow

Fax server--h.323---VG--FXS--fax machine?

post sh run and which end are you having fax issues

if the call flow is above

enable below and send the logs

deb voip ccapi inout

deb h225 asn1

deb h245 asn1

 

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