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I am currently running Asterisk 1.4.8 and have been for quite a while, it
has served me well.

Getting ready to build a new box to replace the existing installation of

My primary use of the Asterisk box is run queues. I am sure the queue
features and functionality have been updated, expanded since 1.4.8 and I am
wondering what version of Ast you guys would recommend. Looking for the
best version in terms of queue features, functionality.

Also, an OS recommendation would be great. Been running on CentOS forever
and no reason to want to change. Just looking for the best version of
CentOS to run the best/stable version of Asterisk on.

To be clear:


Asterisk Version:
OS & Version:

I am even thinking about using AsteriskNow, don’t need the FreePBX but I
have worked with it before and it used to be possible to still do custom
stuff and co-exist with FreePBX. I like having FreePBX available for the
simple stuff so it’s not a bad thing if it’s there. Does it have an
intergrated web server that I could run a lightweight control panel on?
That would be another plus.

Thanks in advance for any help, been out of touch for a while. I will be
doing my research and lots of reading over the next few days but thought it
couldn’t hurt to see what the general consensus is on these topics.

Call Parking Realtime

I think I may have found a partial answer to my own question but I have not
come up with any examples. Anyone have any examples for







Call Parking

Have you tried ParkAndAnnounce instead of Park?

From: asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com
[mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Richard Zulu
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2011 1:57 AM
To: Asterisk Users Mailing List – Non-Commercial Discussion
Subject: [asterisk-users] Call Parking


I am configuring call parking on asterisk however I have the following

– Caller A calls caller B

– Caller B receives the call and transfers it to the parking extension 799,
so that caller C can receive the call

-*The extension to which the call has been parked is read out to caller A
(who did not park the call) instead of caller B (who parked the call) : this
is the problem.

How can I solve that? I have tried all the options of T, t and r however in

Here is my config in extensions.conf for call parking

;Parking calls for office A

exten => 799,1,Set(CHANNEL(parkinglot)=parkinglot_main)

exten => 799,n,Set(_PARKINGLOT=parkinglot_main)

exten => 799,n,Answer()

exten => 799,n,Park()

exten => 799,n,Hangup()


exten => s,1,Dial(${ARG1},10,Ttr)

exten => s,n,GotoIf($["${DIALSTATUS}" = "BUSY"]?busy:unavail)

exten => s,n(unavail),Voicemail(${MACRO_EXTEN}@officea-vmail,u)

exten => s,n,Hangup()

exten => s,n(busy),VoiceMail(${MACRO_EXTEN}@officea-vmail,b)

exten => s,n,Hangup()

exten => 1234,1,MeetMe(1234,i)

Features.conf has this:


context => officeA

parkext => 799

parkpos => 800-850

findslot => next


Richard Zulu




Skype: zulu.richard

AsteriskGUI – Which version for 1.8 ?


I’m looking at AsteriskGUI repository in
http://svn.asterisk.org/svn/asterisk-gui/tags/ .
What are the differences between versions 2.0.5-rc6, 2.0.6-rc2 and
2.1.0-rc1, (as I can’t find any CHANGELOG file explaining this) ?
Which version is recommended for 1.8 or 10 ?


Queue-Tip/Adhearsion installation tip


I’m giving Queue-Tip a try, following installation instructions in

My setup is :

ruby 1.8.7
rubygems 1.3.7
rails 3.1.3
Adhearsion 1.2.3

I’m struck in step 7 in the above installation procedure :

# rake –trace db:create
(in /usr/local/src/queue-tip)
rake aborted!
no such file to load — initializer
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `gem_original_require’
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require’
/usr/local/src/queue-tip/config/boot.rb:54:in `load_initializer’
/usr/local/src/queue-tip/config/boot.rb:38:in `run’
/usr/local/src/queue-tip/config/boot.rb:11:in `boot!’
/usr/local/src/queue-tip/Rakefile:4:in `require’
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rake.rb:2383:in `load’
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rake.rb:2383:in `raw_load_rakefile’
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rake.rb:2017:in `load_rakefile’
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rake.rb:2068:in `standard_exception_handling’
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rake.rb:2016:in `load_rakefile’
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rake.rb:2000:in `run’
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rake.rb:2068:in `standard_exception_handling’
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rake.rb:1998:in `run’

I’m completely new to ruby, rails and so on.
Suggestions ?