Asterisk.conf Ignored?

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Hi all

I’m trying to limit the maximum concurrent calls on my Asterisk to try and mitigate another problem I posted about earlier.

I’ve edited


And uncommented this line, and put a value of 60 in there:

maxcalls = 60

in an effort to limit my Asterisk to 60 simultaneous calls.

I did a

core reload

in the CLI after doing that.

Any idea why my running instance totally ignores this setting? I still goes right ahead and services unlimited numbers of simultaneous calls – we have
90 extensions or so and it will happily service 90 simultaneous calls in spite of asterisk.conf clearly stating

maxcalls = 60

The “maxload” specification is also ignored, load can go anywhere the Asterisk instance keeps taking more calls despite load exceeding, for example

maxload = 10

in /etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf

What am I doing wrong that the asterisk binary is apparently ignoring settings in /etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf?



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