Including RTCP report packets in IRR

frank.derks at PHILIPS.COM frank.derks at PHILIPS.COM
Tue Jan 8 09:47:41 EST 2002


Although it appears in a section dealing primarily with Fast Connect and
H.245 Tunneling, the following requirement is not qualified in any way.
Moreover, the sentences that precede it talk about _initiating_ a separate
H.245 channel, not just _switching_ to a separate channel, so I don't
believe this requirement is dependent on there first being a tunneled H.245
channel or the use of Fast Connect.

8.2.3/H.323v4: "An endpoint receiving a Facility message with a
facilityReason of startH245 which has not already independently initiated
the separate H.245 channel shall open the H.245 channel using the
h245Address specified."

Therefore, in answer to your questions,

1. yes, Facility with reason=startH245 is appropriate at any time, and
2. yes, an EP is required to open an H.245 channel as specified in 8.2.3.

Paul Long
ipDialog, Inc.

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Subject: Facilty Message, reason StartH245


I need a little help with interpretation...

I believe that the receipt of a Facility message with reason
"StartH245" means that the receiving endpoint SHALL open an H245 channel to
the sender at the supplied transport address.  However, I can't find where
it specifies the SHALL part of this statement in the standards.

The only references I can find to startH245 are
(H323/8.2.3) related to Fast Connect and tunnelling
(H.245/7.4.1) which is actually about when the reason code is NOT StartH245

So the questions are:

1) Is it appropriate to use Facility (startH245) outside Fast Connect or
Tunnelling (for instance the called endpoint trying to force the equivalent
of Early H245)

2) Is it really mandatory for the receiving endpoint to open the H245
channel - if so where does it stipulate this in the standards.


Pete Price
Vegastream Ltd

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