[SR-Users] is_e164 logic to detect valid number

Patrick Wakano pwakano at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 04:10:58 CET 2018

Thanks for the replies guys!
I will probably add a length test to invalidate too short numbers!
By the way, I had a quick look in the ITU recommendation (
https://www.itu.int/rec/T-REC-E.164/en) and looks like the short numbers
are for local purposes only being part of the "Non-ITU-T E.164 numbers"
section, so I guess the function should return false in this case. Also it
seems the + sign is recommended but not mandatory for a E.164 number, which
is quite confusing.....

Kind regards,
Patrick Wakano

On Tue, 4 Dec 2018 at 08:57, Henning Westerholt <hw at kamailio.org> wrote:

> Am Montag, 3. Dezember 2018, 06:08:27 CET schrieb Patrick Wakano:
> > I am using the is_e164() function to validate the number we receive, and
> I
> > come to see that the number +555 was accepted....
> > After some googling it looks like(it is not very clear though) that 7
> > digits are the minimum we could have for e164 numbers but after checking
> > the source code, I saw it accepts anything starting with + and having
> > between 2 and 16 numbers. So is it really valid to have a number with
> just
> > 2 digits? What is the case?
> Hello Patrick,
> I think the implementation was done with a pragmatic approach, to make
> sure
> that we don't reject numbers that are used in the field. The ITU standard
> Amendment A mentions the possibility to use national short numbers, for
> example. The standard mentions that the maximal length should be 15, but I
> think in this case this was also implemented a bit more relaxed.
> The original implementation from the enum module allows even longer
> numbers, I
> will check if this should be synchronized.
> Best regards,
> Henning
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