2013/01/17 1 Comment
If you run SIP servers, you’ll be pleased as punch to know we’ve just released a new SIP server monitoring check just for you. Now you can be alerted if your SIP server goes offline or isn’t responding to SIP commands.
SIP stands for “Session Initiation Protocol,” and refers to a signaling protocol that can run over TCP or UDP and is commonly used for voice and video communications. SIP servers are often the connection points for VOIP calls.
The check does not initiate a call, but rather tests that the the server accepts a SIP connection by sending the OPTIONS command and watching for the response. Even if your server does not support the OPTIONS command and returns an error, this indicates that the server is up and operating, so the check succeeds. You can find more information about this check in our SIP Check documentation.
This new SIP check is available today for all NodePing accounts. If you don’t have a server monitoring account with NodePing yet, head on over and sign up for our free 15-day trial.