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Asterisk cirpack problem with Free and

If you configured your Asterisk/FreeSWITCH server to talk to your (french Free ISP provider), you’ll see in the logs the following warning message:
[Feb 12 09:29:06] WARNING[9228]: chan_sip.c:6624 determine_firstline_parts: Bad request protocol Packet

This is not really a problem, but an annoyance, as it fills up your logs. This is a known problem for more than years, but has never been corrected (neither by Asterisk nor by Cirpack devs). The usual correction was to add the following line to your startup scripts (/etc/rc.local on Debian for example):
iptables -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 5060 -m string --string "Cirpack KeepAlive Packet" -j DROP

But the syntax has changed in iptables, and you’ll get the error:
iptables v1.3.6: STRING match: You must specify `--algo'

so, just add one of the 2 available algorithms (bm and kmp):
iptables -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 5060 -m string --string "Cirpack KeepAlive Packet" --algo bm -j DROP