Asterisk is software that enables a server to act as an IP PBX system, VoIP gateway, conference server, and more.

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FreePBX UK Dial Patterns Route Through Specific Trunk

I've read a ton of links and tutorials and for some reason cannot get my dial patterns to work correctly. I've got Freepbx installed and working properly - no issue there. I want to create a dial ...
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Limit simultaneous call per user in Asterisk

I want to limit simultaneous calls per extensions in Asterisk for security reasons. For example when a user is on the call no body else would be able to make a call by that extension. How can I ...
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Asterisk - very high Load Average with no reason

There is a problem with Asterisk server showing high Load Average I can not explain. Ny setup is: Asterisk 13.1.0 Linux 3.13.0-24 (Ubuntu Server) Dual socket (Xeon E5-2620) server, HT enabled - 24 ...
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How can I limit Asterisk's Chanspy feature to certain channels?

I'm using a standard config of Asterisk 1.4 with FreePBX using the chanspy feature code. I want to restrict what channels it is possible to spy on, ideally doing this in a .conf file. How would I do ...
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Attaching Asterisk console to process

I want to open control console on currently running Asterisk instance. When am I supposed to use option -r and when -c in order to connect to Asterisk process? What is a main difference?
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Asterisk using PORT NUMBER in FROM FIELD of SIP calls

I have an annoying situation with Asterisk 13. I setup a SIP trunk that works OK to receive calls. However, I can't make calls even though my SIP provider is working (I can place calls with a regular ...
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WebRTC on standalone asterisk - no audio

After struggling with Asterisk for WebRTC for a few weeks now, I decided to put my problem on this forum. My Problem is as follows: Im not getting audio from WebRTC to WebRTC clients. I work in a LAN ...
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Asterisk: execute shell command on server when call is accepted on SIP extension

I'm trying to configure asterisk to execute shell command for incoming calls - but only when the call is accepted. I've managed to setup extensions.conf so that command is executed when new call comes ...
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Can't dial through SIP trunk: FreePBX/Asterisk

I set up a SIP TRUNK in FreePBX/Asterisk that works perfectly for incoming calls. Here' s the relevant configuration: type=friend host=201.217.31.10 callerid=mynumber ...
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Asterisk cached an old dial plan? rejected because extension not found in context?

I'm trying to fix my asterisk server which has been quite stable up until recently. Here's my problem: a) if i run a sip reload and/or dialplan reload from asterisk terminal, it sometimes breaks the ...
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Asterisk Intrusion Prevention

Let me start of by saying that I'm a noob, and what I've figured out so far has only been by stumbling my way through it. I have Googled around and the solution may be out there already, but it was ...
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What is the use of echo canceler in ISDN boards if all my endpoints have echo canceling?

Most digital telephony boards (BRI/PRI) have optional hardware echo canceler presented as alternative to the cpu intensive software echo canceling available in Asterisk and FreeSWITCH. I'm ...
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Asterisk IVR setup: disallow direct dial for some extensions?

We've got PBX to configure. It's based on Elastix 2.4.0, freePBX 2.8.1 and Asterisk 1.8.20.0. Currently we have a setup for inbound calls like that: Inbound call > Announcement (30 sec) > IVR ...
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Asterisk behind NAT sets wrong Contact Header

I'm using SIP with asterisk 13.1.0 behind a statically configured NAT. The servers private_ip differs from the public_ip, where I can reach it. I've already set these options in the sip.conf file. ...
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Unable to connect to Asterisk via Telnet

I'm trying to connect to asterisk via telnet. In order for PHPAGI to use certain commands, it has to be able to do the same. So I'm cutting out the middle man and testing it manually. I've ...
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Accept calls on external cell phones - FreePBX Distro

We installed FreePBX distro last week and configured it so that when someone calls in, it goes to all the phones so someone here can answer the call. After trying all the internal extensions, it ...
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Asterisk Sip Server and “Screen Sharing” function

I'am newbie in asterisk, i followed the tutorials on the asterisk wiki, and installed the latest version (13) of the asterisk server. I was able to setup the voip now i wonder, there is a function im ...
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where is the hold music file located on Asterisk?

would anyone know what the file name is (and the location) of the hold music file is in Asterisk?
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Bringing people into an Asterisk conference call

I'm using Asterisk 1.4 and am trying to work out a way to bring people into a conference call. In the ideal scenario two people would be talking and one of them would push some keys, then a phone ...
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Asterisk - Trying to use call files to create a conference call between two dynamic numbers

I'm trying to setup an Asterisk system that will allow me to create a conference call between two dynamic numbers. It seems I can use 'call files' to make Asterisk initiate the call without needing ...
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Calls cut off in Asterisk 1.6.2

We are offering hosted VoIP. The Asterisk servers are running in our data center and customers connect their Aastra phones remotely to it. However, I have one customers connected to his own PBX and he ...
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How to enable CDR on AsteriskNow 1.5

I have upgraded PBX to Asterisk 1.6.2.7 and now CDR files are not created. It looks that such logging is disabled: Connected to Asterisk 1.6.2.7 currently running on pbx2 (pid = 5824) Verbosity is at ...
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Asterisks Dialplan Extensions

I'm playing around with a very simple asterisks setup. My asterisks server is 192.168.1.10 (Ubuntu 12.04), my 2 sip clients are 192.168.1.20 and .21 (both using ubuntu 12.04 and Jitsi as a sip ...
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Asterisk - Send voicemail to email as client SMTP address

I'm able to setup Elastix (Asterisk) to send email voicemail attachments without any issue. But I'm trying to email them to a particular external address and it seems to be rejecting the emails as ...
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How to forward a call to SIP server

I have a SIP server(Asterisk) I have configured a DID for outbound and inbound. My asterisk server has freepbx installed to manage it. My requirement here is, when anyone calls to this DID call should ...
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routing for iax-protocol does not work on pfsense

I have problems with a pfsense-box routing iax-traffic (UDP port 4569). Our company has a central office and eight branch-offices. At the branch-offices we use pfsense as firewall and VPN endpoints ...
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cli commands not working asterisk on ubuntu

I installed VMware and then Ubuntu. I am running asterisk on top of it. I started the asterisk server successfully by following a tutorial. After making few changes into the sip.conf, I want to ...
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Using Asterisk for IVR calls without internet connectivity

I am thinking about using Asterisk as an IVR for a project in Burundi, in a place where we often lose internet connection. I'd like the Asterisk server to deliver IVR calls through, say, an Android ...
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sip register success on one host but fail on another host in same local network

I acquired antisip account and setup asterisk (lets say PBX-A) to register. It worked fine. However, I attempted to do so with another asterisk (PBX-B). No luck this time. PBX-A and PBX-B are on the ...
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configuring command prompt in Asterisk CLI

I am trying to set up color prompt in asterisk CLI. In the documentation I have found this: %Cn[;n] Change terminal foreground (and optional background) color to specified. A full list of colors may ...
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Skype-SIP gateway

Does anyone know if you can setup a Skype-to-SIP gateway on your network? I tried Uplink, which works wonders, but only on Windows and with Skype on the same machine... It would be awesome if you ...
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Finish extension (avoid dialplan to silently continue in the next priority of another extension)

I have run into a strange behaviour: [ctx-test] exten => h,1,NoOp(*** hangup ***) exten => _.,1,NoOp(*** ${EXTEN} ***) same => n,... same => n,... same => n,Hangup() Strangely, ...
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Asterisk Firewall access Rules

I have a questions regarding the firewall rules for Asterisk VoIP server. I have a restricted access to UDP/TCP port 5060, which seems to be blocking calls. I want to make sure that my VoIP Server ...
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Log to file in Asterisk: append with newline

(I am testing on Asterisk 11.7.0~dfsg-1ubuntu1) I am using the following format to append to a logfile, according to the documentation: same => n,Set(FILE(/tmp/mylog.txt,,,a)=my-log-message) ...
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Asterisk Event PauseQueueMember - AMI Calls

We use Asterisk-AMI and we have a little JS server which listens for Events from the AMI to gather & display statistics (Calls, Queues etc). I initialy thought that when a queue member is paused, ...
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Elastix “asterisk -r” command not working “-bash: asterisk: command not found”

I'm having trouble administering the current version of Elastix from the command line on a CentOS 6.3 box. I believe the command I'm look for is asterisk -r however I cannot figure out how to access ...
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Asterisk, GSM-FXO gateway example of usage

Can anyone explain where to use GSM-FXO gateway. I understand where to use GSM-FXS - for example to connect analogue telephone to gsm gateway. But do we use GSM-FXO to connect to two telephone ...
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Asterisk and FXO issue over DDNS

I've been experimenting with asteriskNow (freePBX/asterisk 11) as a sip server with DDNS. Everything seems to be working fine using externhost and such; calls to remote extensions to and from asterisk ...
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Asterisk can not send fax via T.38

I am a newer on asterisk. when I tried to send fax, I can not get success. After doing a lot of reseach, I decide to ask my question at here. I hope someone could give me some idea to correct my ...
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Call duration limit & least cost routing

We have Elastix version 2.4 setup and we have some little questions which if you could please answer to solve via web based panel of Elastix, as agents are making calls via Elastix there are little ...
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Asterisk block incoming call with certain Caller IDs

So I know this is a fairly simple question, but I can't seem to find a good answer to it. I have a DID which is getting hit fairly hard (or at least for me, about 1-3 calls per day) with telemarketers ...
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Asterisk 11.* TLS Configuration

I have installed asterisk 11.12.0 on CentOS (64-bit). When enabling the TLS support i get the following error WARNING[7620]: tcptls.c:673 handle_tcptls_connection: FILE * open failed! i tried ...
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Asterisk Real time does not perform register with SIP TRUNK provider

I am using astersik real time (dynamic). I have entered my SIP trunk details into the sippeers tables. However, the sip trunk does not perform a register with the SIP TRUNK providers servers as it ...
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PBXact Behind ASA 5505 nat udp range 10000-20000

I'm installing a new pbxact phone server onsite and I've ran into an issue using a 3rd party sip, I've got the acl's for the traffic created and the traffic is allowed, I'm assuming i need to create a ...
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Asterisk ring out even when the client is offline

I need to configure an Asterisk box to go to voicemail but only after X ringouts. exten => 1234,1,Dial(SIP/ivan, 30) exten => 1234,2,VoiceMail(777@mb_tutorial) exten => ...
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exit: 1 [FATAL] Unable to connect to Asterisk Manager from /var/lib/asterisk/bin/retrieve_conf, aborting

I am struggling with this error after an Elastix upgrade: exit: 1 [FATAL] Unable to connect to Asterisk Manager from /var/lib/asterisk/bin/retrieve_conf, aborting From what I can see the manager is ...
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Installing Asterisk inside a CentOS docker image on Xubuntu

I'm trying to install an Asterisk server inside a CentOS 6.5 docker image running on Xubuntu 14.04. I downloaded Dahdi from wget ...
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Asterisk GOIP Callerid not working

Have anyone made this work with GOIP or other similar voip gateways with asterisk? I think I have exhausted all possible options regarding setting a caller ID and it still doesn't work. The recipients ...
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Asterisk: Unable to create channel of type 'DAHDI' (cause 34 - Circuit/channel congestion)

Strange issue started with our Asterisk install yesterday. When dialling out via ISDN BRI the call fails and the following error is logged: Unable to create channel of type 'DAHDI' (cause 34 - ...
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Debian DHCP for voip option 66 using tftp

I have configured my tftp and I am able to send configurations from the windows server when it runs dhcp option 66 tftp to my server but when I try to do it from the debian isc-dhcp-server I get ip ...