Call Presence For Offhook/Onhook Only


We have a customer with a dozen phones and they want nearly all of them to ring. Unfortunately this causes a firestorm of call presence notifications that overwhelm something on their network. Any existing calls get gappy audio for a few milliseconds when a new call comes in and when someone picks it up due to all the state changes between ringing and not ringing. They have a T-1 dedicated to voice so it isn't a bandwidth issue per se. We've been through a handful of routers and QOS settings but nothing has worked. Turning off the busy lamps fixes…

Asterisk Users 2.9 years ago 5 Answers

Flowroute: Howto Set Outbound Callerid (ast 1.4)?


The flowroute website mentions that they set callerid on outbound calls based on the presence of (in order of preference): "P-Asserted-Identity", "Remote-Party-ID" or "From:". I've been trying to make outbound callerid work via flowroute to no avail. Does anyone have an extensions.conf / sip.conf snippet howto make this work? This is for Asterisk 1.4.44.

Asterisk Tips 3.2 years ago 10 Answers

Hints And Server-Side DND (do not disturb)


Currently I'm using hints to determine SIP presence. As I understand it, a SIP extension can be labeled as busy, ringing, etc, based on a channel status. So a channel MUST be present. If it isn't then the extension is considered to be "available". If my statement is correct then is there a way to set the extension as "busy" even if there's no channel associated with this extension? eg. when an extension sets server-side DND (Do Not Disturb), it actually sets a boolean value in astdb. Whenever asterisk tries to route a call to this extension, it first checks…

Asterisk Users 3.4 years ago 3 Answers

trying to build on CentOS 6, problems with ptlib


I'm having annoying errors trying to get configure working. tar xvzf /usr/local/src/asterisk-
cd asterisk-
./configure I get complaints related to pwlib / ptlib... checking for openr2_chan_new in -lopenr2... no
checking /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h usability... no
checking /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h presence... no
checking for /root/pwlib/include/ptlib.h... no
checking /usr/local/include/ptlib.h usability... no
checking /usr/local/include/ptlib.h presence... no
checking for /usr/local/include/ptlib.h... no
checking /usr/include/ptlib.h usability... yes
checking /usr/include/ptlib.h presence... yes
checking for /usr/include/ptlib.h... yes
checking for ptlib-config... /usr/bin/ptlib-config
./configure: line 24978: 2*10000+6*100+5 /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib/:
division by 0 (error token is "/lib64/ /usr/lib/") There seems to…

Asterisk Users 4 years ago 2 Answers

Distributed device state / presence info??


Hi all, Last couple of days i've arguing with my colleges about presence-info. >From the asterisk-bible and the wiki's i learned that it is possible to
let asterisk do some of the presense-info by means of the jabber.conf
file and a seperate xmpp-server. On the other hand, most soft-phones are capable of "doing something"
with presence, allthough most of them use SIMPLE-protocol, instead of
XMPP. So if when should one use the presence info from asterisk and when use
the presence info from the softphones.
It looks to me like doing the same job…

Asterisk Users 4.1 years ago 0 Answers

asterisk hint SIP presence


Hello List, Asterisk CLI command "core show hints" gives the list of hint extension configured and its presence status.
In command output there is a field called "watchers" and it contains a numeric value of number of subscriptions' registered for that particular extension. So, is there any CLI command to check who the watchers for an extension are? Regards,
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Asterisk Users 4.3 years ago 2 Answers



i installed skype for asterisk i can send and recieve calls normaly how can i receive messages from another skype user i Succeed to send only using for example: exten => 2233,1,SkypeChatSend(fSkypeBcp,User,message
text) how to receive messages using this code
SKYPE_CHAT_RECEIVE(,,),and where and how I should
add this code in extensions.conf my chan_Skype.conf [Account] secret=XXXXXX context=from-pstn exten= Account disallow=all allow=g729 allow=alaw allow=slin allow=ulaw auth_policy=accept buddy_presence=yes direction=both ;auth_policy=ignore buddy_autoadd=true ;buddy_presence=no mohinterpret=default ;mohsuggest=none Regards Khaled Chehab NGN Eng. Description: xplorium Operations Office - Lebanon Office : +961 1 868686 ext 115 Mobile: +961 3 045212 E-mail:

Asterisk Users 4.6 years ago 6 Answers