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Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

We have just received a Xerox Workcentre 5330 with SIP capabilities.  We have SIP up and working and the printer is authenticated back to the CUCM.   We are also able to receive faxes just fine but we're  unable to send.  I see the call hitting the router and the remote fax machine actually rings, but after it rings and starts to process the call, the call just ends and the fax is aborted.  Any suggestions on what would be causing this?

Thanks           

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Re: Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

Joseph,

I don't believe that I've ever deployed something similar, but it still sounds like an MTP issue to me.  Not necessarily an MTP issue per se, but an issue that can be solved with an MTP.  H323 has similar constructs to SIP in terms of fast start vs early offer and slow start vs delayed offer --- at least from the depths of my memory.  Do you have MTP required checked on your h323 gateway configs?  Again, that would be a really quick test to confirm the theory.  If that does work, then there might be a more optimal ios-based solution.

hope that helps,

will

edit: I'd still run some h323 debugs at your gateway.  I don't find them as easy to read as SIP messaging, but if you do it at an off-peak time and there aren't any other calls it's not too bad.

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Re:Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

Codec issues. Which Codec are you using?


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Beginner

Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

The location that the device is setup in is using G711ulaw.  Also, on the gateway the dialpeer is set to G711ulaw.  I made another test call out to my cell phone and when I pick up I hear the fax machine beeping.  Just intermittent beeps, not the full modem sound that you normally get.  I heard this for about 60 minutes straight before the call dropped.  Should I be hearing even a tone if it were a codec issue?

Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

Hi,

Just to query your config, does it look something like this?

voice service voip

fax protocol t38 ls-redundancy 0 hs-redundancy 0 fallback cisco

h323

sip

!

dial-peer voice 100 voip

description ## for right fax ###

destination-pattern 1448

session target ipv4:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

dtmf-relay h245-alphanumeric

codec g711(a/u)law

no vad

ial-peer voice 2470 voip

description # Xerox fax printer #####

destination-pattern 2470

session target ipv4:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

session transport udp

dtmf-relay h245-alphanumeric

codec g711(a/u)law

fax rate 14400

fax protocol t38 ls-redundancy 0 hs-redundancy 0 fallback cisco

Voice CCIE #37771
Beginner

Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

Here is the config in my router---noticed I'm missing a few things from what you've listed.

!

voice service voip

signaling forward unconditional<----------does this need to go

fax protocol t38 ls-redundancy 0 hs-redundancy 0 fallback cisco

fax-relay ans-disable<---------------does this need to go

h323

(sip)<---------does this need to be added

!

Excuse my ignorance also, what do you mean by "right fax"

Below is the dial-peer config for the Fax machine

dial-peer voice 6801 voip

description Xerox

destination-pattern 6801

session target ipv4:10.101.0.4

codec g711ulaw

no vad

I can add the options you've listed and give it a try.

Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

sorry right fax is a 3rd party sip faxing server.

Voice CCIE #37771

Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

Why don't you point this dial-peer straight to the SIP fax machine and cut out the H323 connection to the cucm?

Also maybe have a look at the following thread:

https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2143147

Below is the dial-peer config for the Fax machine

dial-peer voice 6801 voip

description Xerox

destination-pattern 6801

session target ipv4:10.101.0.4

codec g711ulaw

session protocol sipv2

session target sip-server

voice-class codec 1

voice-class sip pass-thru content sdp

dtmf-relay rtp-nte

fax protocol t38 version 0 ls-redundancy 0 hs-redundancy 0 fallback none

no vad

no vad

Voice CCIE #37771
Beginner

Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

Before trying the options you suggested I did a show voice call status and show voip rtp connections and got the following.

Andy_Fiber_2800#sho voice call status

CallID     CID  ccVdb      Port        Slot/DSP:Ch  Called #   Codec    MLPP Dia

l-peers

0x5A9B     2B3D 0x4889BDE8 0/0/0:23.23      0/2:1  *2564929109 g711ulaw       67

50/9

1 active call found

--

Andy_Fiber_2800#sho voip rtp connections

VoIP RTP active connections :

No. CallId     dstCallId  LocalRTP RmtRTP LocalIP

RemoteIP

1   23194      23195      16842    5004   10.101.255.254

10.1.15.123

Found 1 active RTP connections

===========================================

I added your suggestions and still had the same issues.  Fax is being aborted.

Contributor

Re: Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

I don't think that there's a default session protocol, so always define it under each voip peer as follows:

session protocol sipv2

But that's probably not the issue.  If you can receive faxes but not send, it sounds like an SDP/delayed offer issue.  Are you using an MTP on the UCM SIP trunk to your gateway?

As for right fax - it's an ip fax product.

edit: You can confirm by enabling sip debugging (just messages is fine).  Check the invite from UCM for an SDP section.  My guess is you're doing delayed offer from UCM to router and also on gateway to PSTN.  If so, you can check MTP on your UCM trunk or enable early offer at your CUBE.

Beginner

Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

We do not have a SIP trunk back to the gateway from the CUCM.  It connects H.323.  On the H.323 connection we have a media resource group list specified but there is nothing associated with it and no DSP resources available on the router to setup MTP or Transcoding on the router itself.

Contributor

Re: Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

So the fax machine is a 3rd party sip device on CUCM?  H.323 between CUCM and CUBE and ISDN to PSTN?

Beginner

Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

Yes that is correct:

Simple Diagram:

PSTN<-PRI->Cisco 2821<-H.323->CUCM<-SIP->3rd Party SIP fax machine

Beginner

Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Contributor

Re: Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

Joseph,

I don't believe that I've ever deployed something similar, but it still sounds like an MTP issue to me.  Not necessarily an MTP issue per se, but an issue that can be solved with an MTP.  H323 has similar constructs to SIP in terms of fast start vs early offer and slow start vs delayed offer --- at least from the depths of my memory.  Do you have MTP required checked on your h323 gateway configs?  Again, that would be a really quick test to confirm the theory.  If that does work, then there might be a more optimal ios-based solution.

hope that helps,

will

edit: I'd still run some h323 debugs at your gateway.  I don't find them as easy to read as SIP messaging, but if you do it at an off-peak time and there aren't any other calls it's not too bad.

Beginner

Outbound Fax Issues - SIP Fax Machine

I'm going to be onsite this week and will look into this and let you know what I find out.  Thanks for all of your help.

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