SIP Chat Failing

FreePBX Distro 1.8.2.0
FreePBX 2.9.0.7
Asterisk (Ver. 1.8.5.0)

I’m currently experimenting with Ekiga and Jitsi, both clients register with my PBX and can call with no problems, however I cannot use the chat feature on either client the chat option is greyed out in Jitsu and it returns an error “NOTICE: Could not send message” when I send a message in Ekiga. I’m only posting here because the common denominator problem seems to be the PBX since both clients call correctly and register with the PBX. I’m assuming there’s a setting in the PBX to allow the chat to pass thru I just can’t figure out where it is.

Here is how I have the extensions (ext 205 and 206) configured that are signed into the softphone:


Display Name: Test1
CID Num Alias:
SIP Alias:

Outbound CID:
Ring Time: Default
Call Forward Ring Time: Default
Outbound Concurrency Limit: No Limit
Call Waiting: Enable
Internal Auto Answer: Disable
Call Screening: Disable
Pinless Dialing: Disable
Emergency CID:
Queue State Detection: Use State

DID Description:
Add Inbound DID:
Add Inbound CID:

secret: test1
dtmfmode: RFC 2833
canreinvite: no
context: from-internal
host: dynamic
trustrpid: yes
sendrpid: no
type: friend
nat: no-RFC3581
port: 5060
qualify: yes
qualifyfreq: 60
transport: UDP Only
encryption: no
callgroup:
pickupgroup:
disallow:
allow:
dial: SIP/205
accountcode:
mailbox: [email protected]
vmexten:
deny: 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0
permit: 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0

Caller Policy: Generic Device
Callee Policy: Generic Device

Dictation Service: Disabled
Diction Format: 0gg Vorbis
Email Address:


Asterisk does not currently support these message types.

You could use a proxy like OpenSIPS to accomplish this.

Asterisk 1.10 is supposed to add this feature.

Tyvm thats exactly what I was looking for.