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ChanSpy() and Spygroup

I am running an Asterisk 1.4.34 installation. I am trying to separate
several SIP phones into two separate spygroups. These phones are making
external calls as opposed to receiving incoming calls. Is there a place
to assign a phone to a Spygroup other than when the call is initiated.
I am trying to avoid having to make separate external call behaviours
for every single extension in the dialplan that will be monitored.

Thanks, Jeremy

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ss7 installation and configuration


I’m unable to configure SS7 (surely my bad because it’s my first try).
I get this error:

ERROR[15475] chan_dahdi.c: Unknown signalling method ‘ss7′

My system has:
asterisk 1.4.31
libss7 1.0.1
(installed from source)

I can’t upgrade this server to Dahdi and latest asterisk version…
In any case, according to the libss7 README, it should work with my software versions.

How can I make sure Asterisk is loading the SS7 library?

According to libss7, I should place “signalling=ss7″ in /etc/asterisk/zapata.conf. Is that right?
Do I need to recompile zaptel AFTER I install libss7?




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.

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 ?


CDR mysql with asterisk 1.4

hello list

i have asterisk 1.4 installed and i want to use CDR mysql during the
installation i didn’t check the cdr mysql with make menuselect

my question : i want to check this option now after the installtion and
configuration of all options but he asks me to do. /configure before to use
make menuselect

i want to know if there any problem if i do. / configure and make
menuselect to install cdr because this server is very important for me and
i can’t stop it

thanks and regards

FFA – Asterisk


I have a fax installation with a FFA license which seems to be
installed correctly (in fax show stats, I see that I have 1 Digium
G.711 licensed channel, and 1 Digium T.38 licensed channel).

When trying to call my business line with a fax machine, it looks like
it’s ringing to my asterisk box, then transfer the call to my extension.
In the logs, I see (after the line where it says that my extension is
ringing): chan_sip.c: Fax detected but no fax extension.

How come does Asterisk even try to ring my phone? It seems that the
detection (which should append BEFORE any phone ring) does not work, and
I have no clue where to look at.

In case this helps, I’m configuring the installation with FreePBX