H.225- CRV

Nehru, Archana archie at trillium.com
Tue Jan 16 21:19:01 EST 2001


Since we agree that CRVs should be unique between two endpoints,
what is the ideal behavior in the following case?

Let us say there are two endpoints running on the same machine..which means
that they have the same source IP address. Since the two endpoints are
independent entities, they will generate CRVs independently. Now let us say
both the endpoints make 
a call to another endpoint/GK with the same CRV. So at the receiver's side,
we see two incoming calls with exactly the same CRV and exactly same
"source" IP address. Is this a valid configuration? How is a receiver
supposed to handle these incoming calls, particularly is there is no

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Paul E. Jones [mailto:paulej at PACKETIZER.COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 12:40 PM
>To: ITU-SG16 at mailbag.cps.intel.com
>Subject: Re: H.225- CRV
>Considering that V1 only allowed a single call over a single 
>TCP connection,
>what would have been the point of a CRV in the Setup message?  
>If they could
>all be the same, it makes them worthless.  (Of course, I've 
>found CRVs in
>packet-switched systems mostly worthless, but not entirely.)
>From H.323:
>``One CRV is used to associate the call signalling messages. 
>This CRV shall
>be used in all call signalling messages between two entities 
>(endpoint to
>Gatekeeper, endpoint-to-endpoint, etc.) related to the same call.''
>Note the text that says "between two entities".  If the intent was that
>these values were only unique "per connection", it would say 
>so.  The CRVs
>are unique between two entities.
>From H.225.0:
>``Note that the CRV is only unique on a particular part of a call, e.g.
>between two terminals, or between a terminal and a gatekeeper. 
>If a given
>terminal has two calls in the same conference, each shall have the same
>conference ID but different CRVs.''
>The latter sentence is more important: when communicating between two
>entities, it states clearly that there must be different CRVs. 
> Again, with
>V1 those two calls would have been using different TCP 
>connections, yet the
>text clearly says the CRVs must be different.
>Now, I may be wrong-- this is just my interpretation of the 
>text.  I'd like
>to hear other comments.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Chris Wayman Purvis" <cwp at isdn-comms.co.uk>
>To: "Paul E. Jones" <paulej at packetizer.com>
>Cc: <ITU-SG16 at mailbag.cps.intel.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 5:16 AM
>Subject: Re: H.225- CRV
>> Paul,
>> I disagree.  CRV is surely unique per connection.
>> One may be well advised to keep it more unique than that, because in
>> gatekeepered environments you're liable to end up with 
>problems if you're
>> careful because of your note 1 - but if I receive Q.931 messages on
>> TCP connections giving the same CRV I shouldn't expect them 
>to refer to
>> same call.  I argue that this is rooted in the principal of
>> throughout the H.323 standards including the SAPI (IP port 
>number) as well
>> actual address.
>> Regards,
>> Chris
>> "Paul E. Jones" wrote:
>> >
>> > Archana,
>> >
>> > (a) is closer to the way things actually work.
>> >
>> > Essentially, you can use whatever values you wish so long 
>as you never
>> > two calls to the same endpoint using the same CRV value.  
>So, whether
>> > calls to an endpoint use the same TCP connection or different
>> > the CRV must be unique.
>> >
>> > You should also consider the possibility that an endpoint 
>may have two
>> > signaling addresses.  How would you know if this were the 
>case?  The
>> > thing to do is never have two calls with the same CRV at 
>the same time.
>> > However, if you know that the destination endpoints are unique, you
>> > re-use the CRV value.. at least when a Gatekeeper is not 
>being used.
>> >
>> > There are also so other properties of CRVs:
>> >   1) The CRV sent in an ARQ to place a call shall be the 
>same as the
>> >      CRV in the resulting Setup message
>> >   2) The CRV sent in an ARQ to accept a call should *not* be taken
>> >      from the incoming Setup message-- it should be 
>locally generated so
>> >      that it is a unique between the endpoint and the GK
>> >
>> > Paul
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Nehru, Archana" <archie at trillium.com>
>> > To: "'Paul E. Jones'" <paulej at PACKETIZER.COM>
>> > Cc: <ITU-SG16 at mailbag.cps.intel.com>
>> > Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 10:28 PM
>> > Subject: H.225- CRV
>> >
>> > > hi all,
>> > >
>> > > I have a question about H.323 -CRV values. Q.931 specs 
>says that a CRV
>> > value
>> > > should be unique per D-channel layer 2 logical link.
>> > >
>> > > In H.225 context, does the above mean that:
>> > >
>> > > a) CRV values should be unique across all outgoing H.225 
>calls that
>> > the
>> > > same "destination" IP address ?
>> > >
>> > > b) CRV value only needs to be unique across all H.225 connections
>> > the
>> > > same TCP connection? In other words, if an endpoint A makes two
>> > simultaneous
>> > > calls to endpoint B, then the same CRV can be used on 
>both the calls,
>> > > long as they use different TCP connections?
>> > >
>> > > I would appreciate any help on this.
>> > >
>> > > Regards
>> > > Archana
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>> > 
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