Timeout(absolute) Not Working On Transfer

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Hi All,

Asterisk on CentOS 5

I’ve configured my dialplan to limit the maximum call length on outgoing calls. I’ve done this as I get the first hour of each call free with my bundle but I pay through the nose if the call goes over an hour.

Family members who live overseas sometimes ask me to transfer them to UK landline numbers, which is fine by me as it doesn’t cost me provided they don’t exceed the hour limit. However, I noticed a few days ago that a call from my son (who lives in Australia) that I
transferred didn’t time out.

Relevant snippets of extensions.conf follow.

The incoming (via SIP) call fetches up at the following:
exten => [munged],1,Goto(main,1)

exten => main,1,Log(NOTICE, Prefilter: call from ${CALLERID(num)})
exten => main,n,PrivacyManager(2,10)
exten => main,n,GotoIf($[“${PRIVACYMGRSTATUS}” = “FAILED”]?withheld,1)
exten => main,n,Log(NOTICE, Incoming call from ${CALLERID(num)})
exten => main,n,GotoIf($[${BLACKLIST()}]?banned,1)
exten => main,n,Set(CALLERID(name)=${DB(cidname/${CALLERID(num)})})
exten => main,n,Dial(${rgMain},${RINGTIME},t)
exten => main,n,Log(NOTICE, Call from ${CALLERID(num)} sent to voicemail)
exten => main,n,VoiceMail(main@default)

To transfer the call, I press # then dial the number, which is in the form of 01nnn nnnnnn, and so should fetch up at the following:
exten => _01.,1,SET(Timeout(absolute)540)
exten => _01.,n,Dial(${UKGeographical}/${EXTEN},,g) ; send anything preceded with 01 to UKGeographical

Am I missing something (e.g. Timeout(absolute) doesn’t apply to transferred calls) or can anyone spot something else that’s allowing the call to continue past the 59 minute set limit?


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