Monitor Asterisk and Ast-gui

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I have installed asterisk 1.8 on Slackware 13.1 from source and it is
working well.

I have 300 ip phones in a natted environment and my asterisk server has a
public IP

I would love to monitor my SIP activity on my VOIP Server, statistics like
amount of sip traffic, who made what call and to whom, how many calls were
made in a month, how many ip phones are up and running, which sip phone has
made most calls among others.

How best can I do that?

On the other hand, I have also tried installing ast-gui onto asterisk 1.8,
it has installed well but it however keeps looping whenever i try to login
in, it says checking permissions on gui folder and loops. Haven’t found much
help on other mailing lists, any direction given in welcome.

Richard Zulu


Skype: zulu.richard
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2 thoughts on - Monitor Asterisk and Ast-gui

  • I’ve solved this a couple of different ways, depending on the nature of the reporting.

    The ‘conventional’ way is to have CDR log to a relational database (probably not mySQL)
    and then write queries against that data.

    It can get quite tricky to get things like max-active-calls out of CDR although it is possible
    if you are sneaky and have a decent database engine.

    select max(
    (select count (s.cdr_key)
    from cdr s
    where s.created_at -(s.billsec/(24*60*60)) < a.created_at -(a.billsec/(24*60*60))
    and s.created_at > a.created_at – (a.billsec/(24*60*60))
    and s.accountcode in (‘VUCME’,’ZDX’)
    )+1) as channels
    from cdr a
    to_char(a.created_at,’IWYY’) = {@weekno}
    and a.accountcode in (‘VUCME’,’ZDX’)
    order by a.created_at – a.billsec/(24*60*60)

    for example.

    The dis advantage of this is that it is purely retrospective – cdr gets written at the end of the call (mostly).

    The unconventional way is to hang something like Asterisk-java (or adhearsion) off the manager
    and have it collect events into ‘interesting’ silos – modern languages like groovy and Ruby are pretty good at this
    sort of thing.

    Last I looked SNMP only tells you about the _current_ state of the calls, no retrospection at all.

    Tim Panton – Web/VoIP consultant and implementor