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Does someone knows if it is possible to find, and show, all SIP requests without any responses? With a filter or with any other Wireshark functions?

In this case I would like to find all initial INVITES without any 100 Trying or other responses.

Thanks in advanced! Andreas

asked 04 Sep '15, 06:51

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Andreas J
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This won't work if the INVITE is sent over a reliable transport like TCP, but I used to use "sip.resend == 1" to detect when no response made it back to the client. You can narrow it down to INVITE transactions by adding to the filter e.g. " and sip.Method == "INVITE".

(08 Sep '15, 06:43) MartinM

That sounds like a good candidate for Mate

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answered 07 Sep '15, 17:10

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Kurt Knochner ♦
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Thanks for the answers.

SIP is over TCP in my case, but I will check with resend later on when UDP is used.

MATE seems to be the solution, and I created the following configuration:

Pdu sip_pdu Proto sip Transport ip {
Extract addr From ip.addr;
Extract call_id From sip.Call-ID;
Extract method From sip.Method;
Extract status_code From sip.Status-Code; 
Extract branch From sip.Via.branch;


Gop sip_req On sip_pdu Match (addr, addr, call_id, branch) {
Start (method="INVITE");
Stop (status_code=100);


Then I could filter on:

mate.sip_req.NumOfPdus == 1

And I got all parts of a transaction with only one INVITE message. (Be aware this configuration is not covering all cases.)

See page Wireshark Mate, which seems not up to date but it is possible to understand anyway.

Regards Andreas

(08 Sep '15, 22:41) Andreas J

good to hear that Mate worked for you!

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(08 Sep '15, 23:08) Kurt Knochner ♦
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