Summary:ASTERISK-02171: When making a dynamic conference, no protection against duplicate conference numbers
Reporter:edgar (edgar)Labels:
Date Opened:2004-08-01 15:56:06Date Closed:2008-01-15 15:04:27.000-0600
Versions:Frequency of
Description:If 1 user creates a dynamic conference, say ASTERISK-197
then if some other user making a dynamic conference that
also decides to use number 200 will not get a message saying that conference number already in use. Instead, the
user is joined into the already existing conference.

At a minimum, I would have expected it to say that the
conference number is in use, would I like to join it or
instead enter a new conference number.


Asterisk CVS-HEAD-07/28/04-10:39:09
Fedora Core 1
Comments:By: edgar (edgar) 2004-08-01 16:11:04

I just figured out how to create dynamic conferences with a
pin(option D instead of d).

That interacts with my current bug report in this way:

When the 2nd user attempts to create conference number 200(which
was already created with a pin by the first user) asterisk now
complains about an invalid pin for the conference and asks for a
conference number.

That is obviously not correct even if ya'll decide that my
'bug' is actually a 'feature'!

By: Mark Spencer (markster) 2004-08-01 17:33:56

Actually, the idea is to be able to have the conference be created dynamically *if* it doesn't already exist.  That is the *correct* behavior.

By: edgar (edgar) 2004-08-01 21:07:42

If the correct behaviour is to put the 2nd person into the existing conference,
then should it not prompt you for the conference's PIN instead of just saying
'invalid PIN' and asking for a new conference number?

Right now someone would have to hang up, and dial whatever extension is set
up for entering any conference number and PIN, i.e. meetme() with no options
set.  That at least seems inconsistent - perhaps the code for assigning PINs
to dynamic conferences was added by someone that didn't know this was the

Anyway, I've decided to get around this by not letting the user choose
the conference room number (I'm using the 'e' option with the 'D' option).
I will also add to the wiki some info on this behaviour.

By: Mark Spencer (markster) 2004-08-01 23:13:59

Well generally you should be using 'D' only once per conference and 'd' the remaining times, but I went ahead and modified app_meetme to basically override your 'D' and change the behavior to that of 'd' if that's what should happen.

For future bugs, please read the bug guidelines before submitting a bug, in order to better understand what is considered MAJOR vs. MINOR vs. TWEAK, etc.

By: Digium Subversion (svnbot) 2008-01-15 15:04:27.000-0600

Repository: asterisk
Revision: 3567

U   trunk/apps/app_meetme.c

r3567 | markster | 2008-01-15 15:04:27 -0600 (Tue, 15 Jan 2008) | 2 lines

Correct for user selecting 'D' when they should be selecting 'd' (bug ASTERISK-2171)