Summary:ASTERISK-19411: Conference Participants are placed back on hold when marked user quits
Reporter:Flash Gordon (flash_gordon)Labels:
Date Opened:2012-02-20 16:51:41.000-0600Date Closed:2012-02-23 08:29:27.000-0600
Versions:10.1.2 Frequency of
Environment:Debian Lenny, Squeeze, i386/x64 - tried on a number of different servers Attachments:
Description:Problem appears, when ConfBridge is configured to start conferencing only when a marked enters the conference-room.

After the marked user has left the conference, remaining participants can not proceed. Instead they are placed on hold again (and get moh if configured). Conference resumes, when a marked user enters again.
Instead, I would expect that the conference starts once a marked user joins BUT remains open until all (or at least n-1) participants leave.

Maybe someone can please write a patch, so one can choose between

- users remain bridged once leader quites
- halt conference (and play MOH if set) until leader/marked user joins again

or maybe by adding an option for this, to specify if a marked user has to be present or not once the conference started.

This is a major issue to me, since it results in interrupted conferences once e.g. the marked user calls from a mobile phone and the connection is dropped.  

Comments:By: Matt Jordan (mjordan) 2012-02-20 17:03:11.310-0600

I'll agree that the documentation in the config file is not as clear as it possibly should be in this case; however, the correct behavior when the last marked conference user leaves the conference is to put the conference and its participants back into a waiting state.  The two flags really mean one of two things:
a) Kick the user when the last marked user leaves
b) Play MOH when the last marked user leaves

You can still be in the 'waiting' state and not have either flag - you just aren't kicked and MOH isn't explicitly started for you.

By: Flash Gordon (flash_gordon) 2012-02-20 17:06:49.417-0600


sure, I am aware of that.
But how can I configure it in way, that a conference proceeds even if the marked user has left?

By: Matt Jordan (mjordan) 2012-02-21 08:22:39.242-0600

You can't, at least not in ConfBridge's configuration file.  Malcolm's suggestions on the forum are probably the best approaches to a workaround.

By: Matt Jordan (mjordan) 2012-02-23 08:29:27.953-0600

Closing out as "Not a Bug", as this is a feature request.  If a patch is written to modify the behavior of ConfBridge to meet this request, please contact a bug marshall to have the issue reopened.