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Can Not Get My Eicon Diva Running With Asterisk…

Hi Guys,

asterisk drive me crazy!

Now I have tried to use FreePBX but it require MySQL which I can not install du to a conflict with PostgreSQL.

Does someone know, how to configure FreePBX to use PostgreSQL?

Or does someone know another Asterisk Web-Frontend, without Database?

It is realy not funny, to force users to install this monster on an ARM

I need only enterprise internal stuff to

1) access my 4 Vodafone EasyBox 803A using
ISDN and the Eicon Diva 4port v2 Server Card
2) access a 1port HFC Card to connect some ISDN Telephones
3) access my account (20 Telephone numbers)
4) let me use my CISCO CP-3905 SIP phones on the LAN
5) access the VoIP server of my ISP Alice/Hansenet

I have no customers which must accounted or such…

Thanks, Greetings and nice Day/Evening
Michelle Konzack

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Remote Party ID – Sort Of Working…


I’m trying to set my system to set a caller id using the diaplan when calling an internal extension. In other words, when I dial Joe Smith’s extension I want my own phone to show “Joe Smith 555″. I have sort of managed that in the sense that my phone shows Joe Smith’s caller id based on his sip.conf callerid. But I need this to be done programmatically through the dial plan (Let’s say I want to show “Joe Smith” or just “Joe” based on some condition)

I have this in the relevant dialplan snippet:

exten => 123,1,Verbose(1,Test)

exten => 123,n,Set(CONNECTEDLINE(number,i)=”555-555-5555″)

exten => 123,n,Set(rclidname=”TestingB <123-444-5555>“)

exten => 123,n,Set(CONNECTEDLINE(pres)=alowed)

exten => 123,n,Set(CONNECTEDLINE(name,i)=”Testing”)

exten => 123,n,Set(CONNECTEDLINE(pres)=alowed)

exten => 123,n,Dial(SIP/joesmithpolycomphone,20)

exten => 123,n,Hangup()

I am always seeing remotepolycomphone’s callerid number and name as entered in sip.conf, not “Testing 555-555-5555″, neither am I seeing “TestingB

What am I missing for it for accept my dialplan remote-id name and number?



Asterisk 1.8.13 / Res_fax / Res_fax_digium

We are using res_fax_digium with a Sangoma PRI card on asterisk 1.8.13

The docs at http://docs.digium.com/FAX/fax_for_asterisk_admin_manual.pdf indicate v34 is supported, but when I enable it I get the message “res_fax_digium.c:1624 dgm_fax_new: V.34 not supported, will be ignored.” Is v34 only supported with SpanDSP?

Also, the res_fax.conf.sample does not indicate v34 as a valid modem.

How To Work Around Asterisk Ss7


Can someone give me an understanding about E1 with ISUP on CCS 7
signalling? Is it possible with asterisk + digium card and how



Using Asterisk 10.6 As A T38 Fax Gateway

Hi all, and thanks for taking the time to read this.

I am trying to configure Asterisk 10.6 as a T38 Fax gateway. I am receiving calls through the PSTN and want to send them to my VoIP
carriers as T38. This is my dialplan:

exten => _X.,1,Set(FAXOPT(t38gateway)=yes,20)
exten => _X.,n,Dial(SIP/${EXTEN}@x.x.x.x)

I have tried with both FAXOPT(t38gateway) and FAXOPT(gateway). I have also tried setting t38pt_udptl = yes,redundancy in sip.conf. None of these things work. When we send a fax:

1. Asterisk does NOT send a REINVITE with the t38 offered. Reading the documentation, it should detect the fax tone with the audiohook and then send a REINVITE with t38 capability.

2. Asterisk does not offer t38 in the SDP of the initial INVITE. This is not a problem if it correctly detects and REINVITES for faxes, but our destination carriers tell us that they cannot do the REINVITE
themselves because we do not offer t38 in our SDP, so they believe we do not have that capability.

Obviously I would prefer to just detect the fax myself and have asterisk do the REINVITE.

I have read all of the documentation on the asterisk wiki (which is rather short) and anything else I could find online. Unfortunately most of it is out of date and refers to asterisk versions 1.4 to 1.8, which do not have T38 Gateway capability.

Does anybody have any experience in making this work?

Thank you!


Total Amount Of Asterisk Installations

Counting any Open Source package is difficult for many reasons. There is probably not a reliable answer to this question since there are at least 4 major “flavors” of Asterisk out there (1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 1.10) and open and commercial source. It is reliably > 10,000 and quite possibly over 100,000 or even over 1 million. The Asterisk folks might be willing to tell you how many downloads have been done from http://www.asterisk.org , but that wouldn’t tell you the real number.

Maybe a good start point for an estimate would start at 200,000+ if you are including all of the versions and types. But then we might still think about the Asterisk boxes that are plugged to the Internet.

Getting a reasonably accurate count maybe would not be that difficult, but everybody is so paranoid about anybody knowing anything about them and what they do.

Some community members, like Danny Nicholas, points out the idea of a ‘curl’ request in the script that starts Asterisk that sends your MAC address and Asterisk version number to Asterisk.org. Personally I think that’s a great idea, as there’s no IP address tracking involved or any other identifying information, just the MAC and cheese. Another important remark is that, being Open Source, you can see exactly what is being sent and could always ‘opt-out.’

Some really useful information could be gathered and displayed like:

  • ‘Popularity’ of different versions.
  • Average time between restarts by version number.
  • Ratio of starts to stops by version number. (The difference between starts and stops could be an indicator crashes.)

Other information that might be helpful to share would be the TDM capacity or maximum simultaneous call count. And all that without really getting ‘compromised’ regarding the shared information. After all, what ‘competitive advantage’ would someone have over you just knowing that Asterisk was started on a box owned by someone, somewhere?