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Release Notes for the Cisco ATA 186 and Cisco ATA 188 Release 3.1(2)

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Release Notes for the Cisco ATA 186 and Cisco ATA 188 Release 3.1(2)

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Release Notes for the Cisco ATA 186 and Cisco ATA 188 Release 3.1(2)

Contents

Introduction to the Cisco ATA Analog Telephone Adaptor

Downloading and Upgrading the Software

New Features

New Features for Release 3.1(0)

New Features for Release 3.1(1)

Changed Feature for Release 3.1(1)

Resolved Issues

Resolved Issues for Release 3.1(0)

Resolved Non-Protocol-Specific Issues

Resolved SIP Issues

Resolved SCCP Issues

Resolved H.323 Issues

Resolved Issues for Release 3.1(1)

Resolved Non-Protocol-Specific Issues

Resolved SIP Issues

Resolved SCCP Issues

Resolved H.323 Issues

Resolved MGCP Issues

Resolved Issues for Release 3.1(2)—H.323 Only

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

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Obtaining Technical Assistance

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Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Release Notes for the Cisco ATA 186 and Cisco ATA 188 Release 3.1(2)


October 5, 2004

These release notes describe newly incorporated features, changed features or changed behavior, resolved issues, and open issues for the Cisco ATA 186 and the Cisco ATA 188 for Release 3.1(2), as well as for the 3.1(0) and 3.1(1) Cisco ATA releases for the SCCP, SIP, H.323 and MGCP protocols.

The term Cisco ATA refers to both the Cisco ATA 186 and the Cisco ATA 188.

Contents

These release notes provide the following information:

Introduction to the Cisco ATA Analog Telephone Adaptor

Downloading and Upgrading the Software

New Features

Changed Feature for Release 3.1(1)

Resolved Issues

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Introduction to the Cisco ATA Analog Telephone Adaptor

The Cisco ATA is an analog telephone adaptor that allows traditional analog telephones to operate on IP-based telephony networks. The Cisco ATA supports two voice ports, each with its own independent telephone number.

Two Cisco ATA products are available to Cisco customers—the Cisco ATA 186 and the Cisco ATA 188. Both products run the same software and have two voice ports. The Cisco ATA 186 has one RJ45 port that provides access to an Ethernet network. The Cisco ATA 188 has an Ethernet switch and two RJ45 ports—one for accessing an Ethernet network and one for connecting a downstream Ethernet device such as a PC.

Downloading and Upgrading the Software

Before you can use the Cisco ATA Release 3.1(2), you must first download and upgrade the Cisco ATA software. You can download the software (ATA030102H323040927A.zup), after logging in, at:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/ata186


Note If you are using the Cisco ATA executable-file-upgrade method, check with the administrator of the TFTP server to make sure that the TFTP upgrade method is disabled. Otherwise, the Cisco ATA might downgrade to an old image via TFTP.


For more information about downloading and upgrading software, see the Cisco ATA administrator's guides for the signaling protocol you are using. The administrator's guides can be found at the following location:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/ata/ataadmn/index.htm

New Features

This section contains the following topics:

New Features for Release 3.1(0)

New Features for Release 3.1(1)

New Features for Release 3.1(0)

Table 1 lists new features for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(0), and includes the protocol(s) for which the feature applies.

Table 1 New Cisco ATA Features in Release 3.1(0)  

Topic
Behavior Description
Protocols

Auto-Retrieval of Held Call

Use ConnectMode bit 26 to enable this feature. If the Cisco ATA user places a call on hold to either initiate a second call or to answer a call-waiting call, this feature allows the Cisco ATA to automatically reconnect to the held party whenever the active call is disconnected from the far end.

SIP

Redirect Call to 302 Contact Address

Use ConnectMode bit 0 to enable this feature. This features allows the Cisco ATA to send a redirected INVITE request to the IP address specified in a 302 Temporarily Moved response instead of relaying the message through the SIP proxy.

SIP

Symmetric Codec Support

This Cisco ATA feature employs the use of the H.245 Master/Slave Determination scheme at the beginning of each call to determine which endpoint plays the role of Master in the selection of audio codecs. The Cisco ATA then uses the Master side's codec for transmitting and receiving data. Once media is established, both endpoints communicate with symmetric codecs.

Prior to this release, the Cisco ATA performed codec selection based on its preferred codec, which usually resulted in the Cisco ATA using different codecs for transmitting and receiving data.

H.323


New Features for Release 3.1(1)

Table 2 lists the new features for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(1), and includes the protocol(s) for which the feature applies.

Table 2 New Cisco ATA Features in Release 3.1(1)  

Topic
Behavior Description
Protocols

Multicast Music on Hold

The Cisco ATA supports playing multicast Music on Hold. No additional configuration is needed.

SCCP

NATIP configuration parameter added for H.323

This parameter specifies the WAN address of the attached router/NAT, previously used only with the SIP protocol.

Default: 0.0.0.0

Voice Configuration Menu Access Code: 200

H.323

Loose routing

If the Cisco ATA detects that its nearest proxy during a SIP request is a loose router, than the Cisco ATA must follow the procedures defined in RFC-3261 for all requests to that proxy for the remainder of the call. RFC-3621 defines the loose-routing format for SIP requests.

SIP

Tones for R+digit commands (for Sweden)

Prompt tones and error tones are now available for users with R1, R2, R3, and other functions configured in the various contexts of the Call Command field.

SIP


Changed Feature for Release 3.1(1)

Table 3 lists a changed feature for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(1).

Table 3 Changed Cisco ATA Feature in Release 3.1(1)  

Topic
Feature Description
Protocols

Attended Call Transfer using REFER

Default call commands for the United States and Sweden have changed. All users using the Attended Call Transfer feature must base their call command string on the new default provided in the latest sip_example.txt file.

SIP


Resolved Issues

This section contains the following topics:

Resolved Issues for Release 3.1(0)

Resolved Issues for Release 3.1(1)

Resolved Issues for Release 3.1(2)—H.323 Only

Resolved Issues for Release 3.1(0)

This section lists the issues in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Release 3.1(0):

Resolved Non-Protocol-Specific Issues

Resolved SIP Issues

Resolved SCCP Issues

Resolved H.323 Issues

Resolved Non-Protocol-Specific Issues

Table 4 lists the issues in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(0) for all four supported protocols (SIP, H.323, SCCP and MGCP).

Table 4 Resolved Issues for All Protocols for Release 3.1(0)  

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCed45534

Spurious DTMF tones sound on the far end of the Cisco ATA.

CSCed69371

When two Cisco ATAs that are running 3.0 software obtain duplicate IP addresses via DHCP, the Cisco ATA enters an ARP infinite-loop state.


Resolved SIP Issues

Table 5 lists the issues in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(0)for SIP only.

Table 5 Resolved Issues for SIP Protocol for Release 3.1(0)  

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCec57445

When the Cisco ATA disconnects an active call-waiting call, the second call also is dropped.

CSCed21399

Enabling the called-party anonymity feature causes Sweden call-transfer feature to fail.

CSCed29478

Requests originated by a callee to an Anonymous caller with CLIR privacy feature enabled results in the Cisco ATA sending a 404 Not Found response.

CSCed38815

The Cisco ATA may send an incorrect media IP address in the Session Description Protocol of a 200 OK message in response to a Re-INVITE request.

CSCed39412

The Cisco ATA sends an invalid port number when responding to an INVITE request.

CSCed41268

The Cisco ATA must change its behavior for responding to a BYE request for a unknown Call-ID.

CSCed44149

The Cisco ATA is sending a 486 Busy Here Response that does not correlate to the call.

CSCed48422

The Cisco ATA includes an equal (=) sign instead of a colon (:) in the Proxy-Authorization header.

CSCed49460

The Cisco ATA may create a malformed Request-URI when the SIP proxy and outbound proxy are specified as IP addresses and the backup proxy is not specified.

CSCed49981

The Cisco ATA should handle a 180 response with Session Description Protocol (SDP) the same way it handles a 183 response with SDP.

CSCed51785

The Cisco ATA does not put a right-angle bracket around the URL in the Refer-To header.

CSCed51992

The Cisco ATA does not support the overloading of more than one Refer-To header in a REFER request.

CSCed54123

The call-waiting feature fails after a second hook flash on the Cisco ATA is performed, and the on-hold party is dropped.

CSCed60604

The Cisco ATA does not handle RTP header extensions.

CSCed63768

SessionTimer: When the Cisco ATA receives a re-INVITE to Refresh for a call on hold, the Cisco ATA 200 OK Response should contain a 0.0.0.0 address in the 'c=' line of the Session Description Header.


Resolved SCCP Issues

Table 6 lists the issues in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(0) for SCCP only.

Table 6 Resolved Issues for SCCP Protocol for Release 3.1(0)  

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCed52004

The Cisco ATA cannot handle zero-length TCP messages.


Resolved H.323 Issues

Table 7 lists the issues in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(0) for H.323 only.

Table 7 Resolved Issues for H.323 Protocol for Release 3.1(0)  

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCed65226

The Cisco ATA does not use symmetric Tx/Rx codecs.


Resolved Issues for Release 3.1(1)

This section lists the issues in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Release 3.1(1):

Resolved Non-Protocol-Specific Issues

Resolved SIP Issues

Resolved SCCP Issues

Resolved H.323 Issues

Resolved MGCP Issues

Resolved Non-Protocol-Specific Issues

Table 8 lists the issues in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(1) for all four supported protocols (SIP, H.323, SCCP and MGCP).

Table 8 Resolved Issues for All Protocols for Release 3.1(1)  

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCee75045

The Cisco ATA186 cannot correctly perform a reassembly of IP fragment packets.

CSCee84790

ATA may experience one-way audio after the RTP stream source is changed.


Resolved SIP Issues

Table 9 lists the issues in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(1) for SIP only.

Table 9 Resolved Issues for SIP Protocol for Release 3.1(1)  

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCeb29729

Repeat dialing following a busy signal fails when the caller is in a three-way call.

CSCeb29807

Repeat dialing after a busy signal did not take place after a conference call completed.

CSCed52352

The attended CT feature did not work with the BTS10200 4.1.1I6 load.

CSCed78184

Request to add examples to the Cisco ATA administration guide for configuring the Sweden Call Waiting Hang-Up Alert feature.

CSCed81921

Message waiting indicator (MWI) messages are not recognized by the Cisco ATA 186.

CSCee08227

The Cisco ATA is not sending a BYE request when a call is disconnected.

CSCee11722

Blind transfer from the Cisco ATA to the Cisco IP Phone 7960 fails.

CSCee11971

If the conference warning tone is enabled, the conference feature does not work properly.

CSCee14271

The user can use the call return function to dial a blocked number.

CSCee15008

Malformed Request-URI, To-URI, and From-URI occurring in INVITE requests.

CSCee16830

Caller ID is presented upon call return even when Caller Line Identification Restriction (CLIR) is the default CallFeature setting.

CSCee21833

The Cisco ATA sends a malformed register.

CSCee22057

The Cisco ATA plays the conference warning tone even after one party in the conference has dropped out.

CSCee38045

The Cisco ATA does not register after receiving a STUN binding response.

CSCee39037

The Cisco ATA inserts multiple Authentication headers in registers.

CSCee39477

Authentication fails when used with privacy/anonymity features.

CSCee43810

The Cisco ATA occasionally crashes during a lengthy call.

CSCee54974

NatServer default port is 0 instead of 5060.

CSCee55257

The Cisco ATA routes calls to the voice prompt server instead of the call-forwarded number.

CSCee55974

The DialPlan stored in the Cisco ATA configuration file was being truncated to 244 characters.

CSCee57176

The Cisco ATA sends a malformed ACK and no subsequent BYE after a CANCEL request.

CSCee58660

There are occasional problems with ACK Req-URIs that the Cisco ATA sends after receiving a 487 Request Cancelled message.

CSCee59004

The Cisco ATA 186 processes the Range command and the DialPlan R rule incorrectly.

CSCee60515

The Cisco ATA can be attacked by RST, SYN and data-injection packets.

CSCee63601

A From header that contains an escape character is not copied correctly.

CSCee66726

Type Of Service (TOS) values are not being used to tag signaling and RTP packets.

CSCee68397

Sweden hook flash receives unexpected audio after conferencing is established.

CSCee89902

Sweden G.726 hook flash receives unexpected audio leak after conferencing is established.

CSCee91360

Loose router-enabled proxy causes subsequent calls to fail.


Resolved SCCP Issues

Table 10 lists the issues in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(1) for SCCP only.

Table 10 Resolved Issues for SCCP Protocol for Release 3.1(1)  

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCed51467

The Conference Bridge keeps the phone session after the connection is lost.

CSCed90702

The behavior of the Cisco ATA for Conference Call differs between Cisco CallManager release 3.3 and Cisco CallManager release 4.0.

CSCed93371

The behavior of the Cisco ATA for the Call Hold/Resume feature differs between Cisco CallManager release 3.3 and Cisco CallManager release 4.0.

CSCee18828

The Cisco ATA186 is not playing Music on Hold on load ATA030100SCCP040211A.

CSCee22280

Support for Multicast Music on Hold for SCCP requested.

CSCee38651

The Cisco ATA186 stops sending RTP packets for preservation calls after five minutes.

CSCee66104

For an active Cisco ATA call on port 2 only, this call is not preserved during a Cisco CallManager failover.


Resolved H.323 Issues

Table 11 lists the issues in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(1) for H.323 only.

Table 11 Resolved Issues for H.323 Protocol for Release 3.1(1)  

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCeb50977

The cch323_h225_receiver encounters a parse error.

CSCed84087

The Cisco ATA may not send the DRQ, depending on the call sequence.

CSCee14184

The Cisco ATA may send the wrong TCP sequence to the Cisco IOS Gateway.

CSCee41983

Supportability of G.723 codecs not depicted properly in H.245 CESE.


Resolved MGCP Issues

Table 12 lists the issues in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(1) for MGCP only.

Table 12 Resolved Issues for MGCP Protocol for Release 3.1(1)  

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCee03928

RTP statistics are missing in syslog.

CSCee54690

In NCS 1.0, the Cisco ATA uses an incorrect package name for PING.

CSCee76328

MGCP protocol error number 510 occurs.


Resolved Issues for Release 3.1(2)—H.323 Only

Table 13 lists the issue in previous releases of the Cisco ATA that are resolved for Cisco ATA Release 3.1(2). This release is only for the H.323 protocol.

Table 13 Resolved Issues for H.323 Protocol for Release 3.1(2)  

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCef42352

The Cisco ATA resets after receiving packets from a test suite.


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