Inside the Asterisk

Asterisk Task Processor Queue Size Warnings

Some of you may have seen “The ‘<name>’ task processor queue reached <number> scheduled tasks.” warning messages, wondered what they mean, and if there is anything you can do about them. Task processors have been in Asterisk for a long time. Since Asterisk v12, they have become more important because the PJSIP, sorcery, and stasis

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DPMA 3.0 Improvements

The Digium Phone Module for Asterisk, otherwise known as DPMA or res_digium_phone, has undergone some significant improvements recently in the 3.0 release. This module allows you to configure the entire range of Digium phones very easily from out-of-box to fully ready to use in just a few steps: plug in, select server, optionally enter security code, select

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Asterisk, ODBC, and Connections

As mentioned in a previous post there have been some fundamental changes made to the Asterisk ODBC resource module, res_odbc. Specifically, the single connection bottle neck was removed in favor of a reusable connection pool model implemented within unixODBC itself. Upgrade ODBC for Stability Unfortunately these changes, while beneficial, have caused a few problems. These

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Asterisk 13.9.0 Notable Changes

It seems just like yesterday that Asterisk 13.8.0 was released but here we are with an Asterisk 13.9.0 (and subsequently 13.9.1). This post shines the light on some notable changes that may impact and be useful for everyone. app_queue A change went in to Asterisk 13.8.0 to fix an issue where the wrapuptime would not

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The PJSIP Configuration Wizard

Been wanting to try the new PJSIP stack but finding the configuration a little daunting?  Then this blog post is for you! While the basic PJSIP configuration objects (endpoint, aor, etc.) allow a great deal of flexibility and control they can also make configuring standard scenarios like ‘trunk’ and ‘user’ more complicated than similar sip.conf scenarios.  The

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Asterisk 14: Coming with improved PJSIP DNS Support!

The PJSIP library now used by Asterisk to provide SIP support has included basic SIP DNS support for quite some time. However through using it ourselves and from feedback from the community we determined that it was not as feature rich as we would like and as part of Asterisk 14 we set about improving

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Asterisk 13.8.0 Highlights

Asterisk 13.8.0 was just recently released. As usual this release includes bug fixes as well as a few new features. Many of which were submitted and patched by community members and contributors. Many thanks goes out to all those who made this release a success. As mentioned many items were attended to, but we’ll highlight

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How to setup call parking

What is call parking? Call parking is a means of placing a call on hold so anyone can retrieve the call if they know where the call is parked. The natural metaphor to describe how the feature operates is a car parking lot. In fact many of the call parking options use car parking terminology

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Triaging Asterisk Issues

When you file an issue on the Asterisk JIRA you might notice that a few people may end up looking and participating in it. The first person, however, is usually just doing triage. What is triage? Well – before a developer looks at an issue it is vetted to ensure that it is a valid issue

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