How to configure the Digium PRI cards in Asterisk

Step 1: Card detected by server:
Make sure card is detected by server , type the following command in Linux shell

make all && make install && make config
Go to : /etc/modprobe.d/dahdi.conf
And enter below line at last ,save and exit
options wcte13xp default_linemode=e1

Step 2:
Run the below command as root
# modprobe wcte13xp default_linemode=e1

#dahdi_genconf -v
#dahdi_cfg -v (make sure the ouput should show 31 channels)

if you have CRC issue then enable or disable the crc from the below file
vi /etc/dahdi/system.conf
just remove ,crc4 and save and then reload the asterisk

Add this line to extensions.conf
exten => _9X.,1,AGI(agi://
exten => _9X.,2,Dial(DAHDI/g0/${EXTEN:1},,Tto)
exten => _9X.,3,Hangup()

Installing CentOS 6.9 Server – Minimal Build

Installing Centos 6.9

CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is a free Linux operating system that has a 100% binary compatibility with RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux). Because of this compatibility, many individuals and organisations choose CentOS as their choice of Linux. In the example that follows, we will show you how to install a minimal build server without a graphical user desktop. To install CentOS 6.9 (Minimal Build) simply follow the instructional guide below:

To download your iso image of CentOS 6.9, follow the Link: CentOS 6.9 Download

In the example that follows I have used the 64 bit version FileName: CentOS-6.9-x86_64-minimal.iso.
These “iso” images can be found in either a 32 bit or 64 bit option. (32 bit = i386 and 64 bit = x86_64)

Once you have downloaded your CentOS 6.9 iso for your chosen architecture (32 bit or 64 bit), you will need to burn this to a blank CD/DVD. For software that can do this, search for “dvd iso burning software” in the search box located at the top of this page. Your system may already have CD/DVD burning software installed such as “Brasero, K3B, Nero, CDBurnerXP or Roxio”. Once you have burned your “iso” image of CentOS 6.9 to your DVD, you will need to leave the DVD in the DVD drive and reboot your system. As your computer reboots, you will need to press the appropriate key to access your system’s BIOS settings. On many systems this key will be “F8”, “F11” or “F12”. Most systems will display the a message indicating which key needs to be pressed. Once you have access to your BIOS settings, you will need to modify the boot sequence order of your system to boot from CD/DVD first. Once you have made this change, you can reboot your system and follow the instructions below. If you are using a Virtualised environment such as VirtualBox or VMWare, simply copy your iso image to the relevant directory/data-store.

Welcome to CentOS 6.9 Installation Menu

To start your installation of CentOS 6.9, simply highlight the “Install or upgrade an existing system” and press enter. Your installation will now start.

Testing Installation Media

It’s always recommended that you should test your installation media before carrying out an installation. If you do not want to test your installation media, then select “skip” to continue.

CentOS 6 Start Screen

At this screen click on the “Next” button to start your installation.

Language Selection

At this screen you will need to select the language that is to be used throughout the installation. In this example “English” has been chosen.

Select Keyboard

Select the appropriate keyboard for your system. In this example I have chosen a “United Kingdom” keyboard.

Selecting Storage Devices

At this screen you have two options available. “Basic Storage Devices” and “Specialized Storage Devices In the example I have gone with the “Basic Storage Device” option.

Storage Device Warning

At this screen you must confirm you are happy to use the identified disk for your installation of CentOS 6.9.

Provide a Hostname

At this screen you must provide a unique name hostname to be used by your new system. In the example I have chosen “centos69a. It is also from this screen that you have the option to configure your network settings. If you want to use “DHCP to automatically allocate your system an IP address, then simply click on “Next”. If you wish to manually assign an IP address to your new system, then click on the “Configure Network option.

Network Connections

If you have chosen the option to configure your network as per the previous step. You will be presented with a list of attached interfaces to your system. At this screen, highlight the interface you want to work with and then choose Edit

Editing Interface

It is from this screen that we can manually assign an IP address to the interface. In the example, I am going to be configuring the interface under the heading “IPv4 Settings“. Under the “Method pull down menu, amend the selection to read “Manual“. This is the option for a “static” IP address. Now click on the Address, Netmask and Gateway boxes to enter your network details. In the example, I have added a static IP address of ““, a Netmask of “, and a Gateway address of “

You are also required to provide the IP address of a DNS server to be used. If this information has not been provided to you and you require external internet access, you may use a free address of ““.

If you are configuring a system that will be part of a wider network, you may add a list of Domain names into the “search Domains” box.

I have also selected both of the options: “Connect automatically and Available to all users.

Once you are happy with your network configuration settings, click on “Apply“.

Configure your Time Zone

At this screen you must choose your geographic location from the pull down menu or from the map. In the example “Europe/London” has been chosen. It is this setting that will set your time zone that will be used by your system.

Root Password

At this screen you must provide a “root” password to be used on your system. If you supply a weak password, then you will be asked to confirm that you want to use the weak password. Once you have provided your password, click on “Next” to continue with the installation process.

Installation Type


At this screen several options are available to select. In the example, I have chosen the option “Use All Space“. You also have the option to “Encrypt system“.

Write Storage Configuration

From the pop menu, you must choose “Write changes to disk” to allow the installation to continue.

Installation Continues

At this screen, no further interaction is required. Progress of the installation is displayed by a progress bar.


Congratulations, your CentOS installation is now complete. Before you can use your system, a re-boot is required. Click on the “Reboot” icon in the lower right hand corner.

Login Screen

At the login screen, you must use the “root” account to login with and use the password you provided earlier.

Changing SSH Port For Best Security on CentOS 6 or 7

First, we must edit the SSHD (SSH server daemon) configuration file. Use your favorite text editor.

#vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Add the following code to the bottom of the configuration file. To go to bottom of the file just press “shift+g”.

# SSH Port
Port 9752 # the port you want to change

Next, we’ll update the firewall. If you have disabled the firewall, skip this step. My example uses port 9752. For CentOS 6 users, run these commands:

#iptables -I INPUT -p tcp –dport 9752 –syn -j ACCEPT
#service iptables save
#semanage port -a -t ssh_port_t -p tcp 9752

CentOS 7 users, run these commands instead:

#firewall-cmd –add-port 9752/tcp –permanent
#firewall-cmd –add-port 9752/tcp

The configuration changes are now finished. Restart the SSH service (SSHD)…

#service sshd restart


How To Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts on CentOS 6.X

Step One— Create a New Directory

  • The first step in creating a virtual host is to a create a directory where we will keep the new website’s information.
  • This location will be your Document Root in the Apache virtual configuration file later on. By adding a -p to the line of code, the command automatically generates all the parents for the new directory.

  sudo mkdir -p /var/www/

  • You will need to designate an actual DNS approved domain, or an IP address, to test that a virtual host is working. In this tutorial we will use as a placeholder for a correct domain name.
  • However, should you want to use an unapproved domain name to test the process you will find information on how to make it work on your local computer in Step Six?

Step Two—Grant Permissions

  • We need to grant ownership of the directory to the user, instead of just keeping it on the root system.

sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/

             Now you are all done with permissions.

Step Three— Create the Page

  • We need to create a new file called index.html within our configurations directory.

      sudo vi /var/www/

    We can add some text to the file so we will have something to look at when the IP redirects to the virtual host.

<h1>Success: You Have Set Up a Virtual Host</h1>

 Save and Exit

Step Four—Turn on Virtual Hosts

  • The next step is to enter into the apache configuration file itself.

      sudo vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

          Scroll down to the very bottom of the document to the section called Virtual Hosts.

NameVirtualHost *:80

Adding More Virtual Hosts

To create additional virtual hosts, you can just repeat the process above, being careful to set up a new document root with the appropriate new domain name each time. Then just copy and paste the new Virtual Host information into the Apache Config file, as shown below

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/
ErrorLog /var/www/
CustomLog /var/www/ common
<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/
ErrorLog /var/www/
CustomLog /var/www/example.orgrequests.log common

The most important lines to focus on are the lines that say NameVirtualHost, Virtual Host, Document Root, and Server Name. Let’s take these one at a time.

  • Uncomment (remove the number sign) NameVirtualHost without making any changes. The star means that any IP address going through port 80 will be a virtual host. As your system probably only has one IP address this is not an issue—however, if you prefer, you can replace the star with your IP address.
  • You can leave the rest of the number marks in place until you reach the line <VirtualHost *:80> . Uncomment everything from there through <VirtualHost>.
  • Leave <VirtualHost *:80> as is—its details must match with those in the NameVirtual Host section. If you replaced the star with your IP address in that section, be sure to do the same here.
  • Document Root is key! For this section, write in the extension of the new directory created in Step One. If the document root is incorrect or absent you will not be able to set up the virtual host.
  • Server Name is another important piece of information, containing the virtual host’s domain name (eg. Make sure that you spell the domain out in full; we will put in any alternate possibilities in the next line.
  • ServerAlias is a new line in the config file that is not there by default. Adding it will allow you to list a few variants of the domain name, for example without the www in the front.

The rest of the lines in this section are not required to set up a virtual host. However, it is still helpful to know what they do.

  • Server admin asks for the webmaster’s email.
  • The Error Logs and Custom Logs keep track of any issues with the server. The error log covers issues that arise while maintaining the server, and the custom log tracks server requests. You can set up a custom location for these processes.
  • Make sure that <VirtualHost> is uncommented; then save and exit.

    Step Five—Restart Apache

    We’ve made a lot of the changes to the configuration. However, they will not take effect until Apache is restarted.

  • Then start up apache once again
sudo service httpd restart
 You may see the following error:
Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName

The message is just a warning, and you will be able to access your virtual host without any further issues

Optional Step Six—Setting Up the Local Hosts

  • If you have pointed your domain name to your virtual private server’s IP address you can skip this step—you do not need to set up local hosts. Your virtual hosts should work. However, if want to try out your new virtual hosts without having to connect to an actual domain name, you can set up local hosts on your computer alone. For this step, make sure you are on the computer itself, not your droplet.
  • To proceed with this step you need to know your computer’s administrative password, otherwise you will be required to use an actual domain name to test the virtual hosts.

If you are on a Mac or Linux, access the root user (su) on the computer and open up your hosts file:

vim /etc/hosts 
  • If you are on a Windows Computer, you can find the directions to alter the host file on the Microsoft site
  • You can add the local hosts details to this file, as seen in the example below. As long as that line is there, directing your browser toward, say, will give you all the virtual host details for the corresponding IP address.

# Host Database
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting.  Do not change this entry.       localhost
#Virtual Hosts

However, it may be a good idea to delete these made up addresses out of the local hosts folder when you are done to avoid any future confusion.

Step Seven—RESULTS: See Your Virtual Host in Action

  • Once you have finished setting up your virtual host, you can see how it looks online. Type your ip address into the browser
  • (ie. http://x.x.x.x)

Good Job!

Asterisk-Vicidial-Goautodial-Wazo-Vicidialnow-FreePBX Installation

Step by Step Installation

Vicidial/iConnect scratch installation in Centos 6.9 , with asterisk 11, latest dahdi and latest SVN version

Vicidial/iConnect  scratch installation in Centos 6.X with Asterisk 11 , latest Vicidial

Steps Involved
1. Centos 6.X os installation
2. Dependencies , supporting software and CPAN Modules
3. Asterisk , dahdi , libpri installation
4. Vicidial installation

Step 1 : Centos 6.X installation

The Centos 6.X can be download from the following Link
Centos 6.X installation steps can be found from following Link

Disable Firewall and Selinux before starting the Installations

Stopping the Firewall

iptables -F

service iptables save

Disabling the Selinux


# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
# enforcing – SELinux security policy is enforced.
# permissive – SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
# disabled – SELinux is fully disabled.
# SELINUXTYPE= type of policy in use. Possible values are:
# targeted – Only targeted network daemons are protected.
# strict – Full SELinux protection.

# SETLOCALDEFS= Check local definition changes SETLOCALDEFS=0

Step 2 : Dependencies, supporting software and Perl Modules installation

First Update the OS for the lastest Kernel and other softwares and
yum –y update

Dependencies Installation :

yum install make patch gcc gcc-c++ subversion php php-devel php-gd gd-devel php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-imap php-ldap php-mysql php-odbc php-pear php-xml php-xmlrpc curl curl-devel perl-libwww-perl ImageMagick libxml2 libxml2-devel httpd libpcap libpcap-devel libnet ncurses ncurses-devel screen mysql-server mysql-devel ntp kernel* mutt glibc.i686

Setup Mysql

/etc/init.d/mysqld start
chkconfig mysqld on

service mysqld stop
cp /etc/my.cnf /etc/my.cnf.original
echo “” > /etc/my.cnf

vi /etc/my.cnf ; copy the below config to this file.

user = mysql
#basedir = /var/lib

port = 3306
socket = /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock

datadir = /var/lib/mysql
#tmpdir = /home/mysql_tmp
socket = /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
user = mysql
old_passwords = 0
ft_min_word_len = 3
max_connections = 800
max_allowed_packet = 32M

log-error = /var/log/mysqld/mysqld.log

query-cache-type = 1
query-cache-size = 32M

long_query_time = 1
#slow_query_log = 1
#slow_query_log_file = /var/log/mysqld/slow-queries.log

tmp_table_size = 128M
table_cache = 1024

join_buffer_size = 1M
key_buffer = 512M
sort_buffer_size = 6M
read_buffer_size = 4M
read_rnd_buffer_size = 16M
myisam_sort_buffer_size = 64M

max_tmp_tables = 64

thread_cache_size = 8
thread_concurrency = 8

# If using replication, uncomment log-bin below
#log-bin = mysql-bin

max_allowed_packet = 16M


key_buffer = 256M
sort_buffer_size = 256M
read_buffer = 2M
write_buffer = 2M

key_buffer = 256M
sort_buffer_size = 256M
read_buffer = 2M
write_buffer = 2M


#log-error = /var/log/mysqld/mysqld.log
#pid-file = /var/run/mysqld/

#Save your data.

mkdir /var/log/mysqld
mv /var/log/mysqld.log /var/log/mysqld/mysqld.log
touch /var/log/mysqld/slow-queries.log
chown -R mysql:mysql /var/log/mysqld
service mysqld restart

Update the Timezone

Configure the system time and update it.
Customize the timezone. Take a look inside /usr/share/zoneinfo/ for all possible values.
rm /etc/localtime
ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Kolkata /etc/localtime
rdate -s

Setup CPAN and install libraries

yum install perl-CPAN
yum install perl-YAML
perl -MCPAN -e shell ; just press enter for all the questions

You will then go through CPAN setup, just hit ENTER for most prompts except
for the mirrors list, you will want to select at least 4 mirrors
yes for manual configuration
enter for the next 18 prompts
for the “make install” option, it’s a good idea to add UNINST=1
enter for the next 4 prompts
select your continent and country
select a few cpan mirrors
enter for the next 2 prompts
Once you see the cpan> prompt you can begin installing modules.

install CPAN::Meta::Requirements
install CPAN
reload cpan
install YAML
install MD5
install Digest::MD5
install Digest::SHA1
install readline
install Bundle::CPAN
reload cpan
install DBI
force install DBD::mysql
install Net::Telnet
install Time::HiRes
install Net::Server
install Switch
install Mail::Sendmail
install Unicode::Map
install Jcode
install Spreadsheet::WriteExcel
install OLE::Storage_Lite
install Proc::ProcessTable
install IO::Scalar
install Spreadsheet::ParseExcel
install Curses
install Getopt::Long
install Net::Domain
install Term::ReadKey
install Term::ANSIColor
install Spreadsheet::XLSX
install Spreadsheet::Read
install LWP::UserAgent
install HTML::Entities
install HTML::Strip
install HTML::FormatText
install HTML::TreeBuilder
install Time::Local
install MIME::Decoder
install Mail::POP3Client
install Mail::IMAPClient
install Mail::Message
install IO::Socket::SSL
install MIME::Base64
install MIME::QuotedPrint
install Crypt::Eksblowfish::Bcrypt

In the end, I usually run all these commands once again to make sure its all installed. and make sure you get following output for each modul

cpan> install Mail::Message
Mail::Message is up to date (2.115).

cpan> install MIME::QuotedPrint MIME::QuotedPrint is up to date (3.13)

Installing the Asterisk-Perl module

NOTE: Do NOT use the 0.09 or any newer version, they do not work with ViciDial/iConnect.
cd /usr/src
tar -zxf asterisk-perl-0.08.tar.gz
cd asterisk-perl-0.08
perl Makefile.PL
make all
make install

Installing additional software from source

Next, you will download, compile and install the following software.


LAME is an MP3 encoder used to convert audio files from WAV to MP3. Some prefer GSM usually, but others have standardized on MP3 so you would need this utility to be loaded to use that option.
cd /usr/src
tar -zxf lame-3.99.5.tar.gz
cd lame-3.99.5
make install


SoX is a cross-platform command line utility that can convert various formats of computer audio files in to other formats.
cd /usr/src
tar -zxf sox-14.4.1.tar.gz
cd sox-14.4.1
make -s
make install


ttyload is a simple terminal application that shows the processor load in a graphical time-based scrolling graph. I use it to view how loaded the system is and it visualizes load spikes very well.
cd /usr/src
tar -xvzf ttyload-0.5.tar.gz
cd ttyload-0.5
nano ttyload.h

insert this #include directive just above the #define directives, then save and close the ttyload.h file

ln -s /usr/src/ttyload-0.5/ttyload /usr/bin/ttyload


iftop is a good console bandwidth visualization tool that shows you active connections, where they are going to/from and how much of your precious bandwidth they are using.
cd /usr/src
tar -zxf iftop-0.17.tar.gz
cd iftop-0.17
make install


Mtop is a great utility for real-time monitoring of mysql and the queries that are running in it.
Note: the root mysql password must be blank before installing this
cd /usr/src
tar -zxf mtop-0.6.6.tar.gz
cd mtop-0.6.6
perl Makefile.PL
make install


Mytop is is an optional utility for monitoring the threads and overall performance of mysql
Note: the root mysql password must be blank before installing this
cd /usr/src
tar -zxf mytop-1.6.tar.gz
cd mytop-1.6
perl Makefile.PL
make test
make install


Htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux
cd /usr/src
tar -zxf htop-1.0.2.tar.gz
cd htop-1.0.2
make install

sipsak is an optional utility that VICIDIAL/iConnect can use to send messages to an agent’s SIP-based phone(like the Snom 320) to display text on their LCD screen.
cd /usr/src
tar -zxf sipsak-0.9.6-1.tar.gz
cd sipsak-0.9.6
make install
/usr/local/bin/sipsak –version

Ploticus is a free graph creation package that allows you to create line graphs within PNG files simply by creating a config file and a data file. ViciDial/iConnect uses this package to generate server performance graphs that can be displayed real-time within the ViciDial/iConnect reports page.
cd /usr/src
tar -zxf ploticus242_src.tar.gz
cd ploticus242/src/
make clean
make install
mkdir -p /var/www/html/vicidial/ploticus/
cp pl /var/www/html/vicidial/ploticus/

eAccelerator :
cd /usr/src
cd eaccelerator-
export PHP_PREFIX=”/usr”
./configure –enable-eaccelerator=shared –with-php-config=$PHP_PREFIX/bin/php-config
make install

Configure php.ini
vim /etc/php.ini
Change the following values in your php.ini file.
Customize the date.timezone so you don’t end up with a bunch of php errors complaining about it not being defined.

error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE
memory_limit = 48M
short_open_tag = On
max_execution_time = 330
max_input_time = 360
post_max_size = 48M
upload_max_filesize = 42M
default_socket_timeout = 360
date.timezone = Asia/Kolkata

Add the following lines to the dynamic extensions section of php.ini:
Note: For CentOS 32-bit, use this below: zend_extension=”/usr/lib/php/modules/”

;Dynamic Extensions
;For CentOS 32-bit: zend_extension=”/usr/lib/php/modules/”

#Save your data

mkdir /tmp/eaccelerator
chmod 0777 /tmp/eaccelerator
php –v

Editing the Apache config file
vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
To disable logging, change:

CustomLog logs/access_log common
to this:
CustomLog /dev/null common

To enable web browsing of Recordings on Asterisk server, add the below line at last line of httpd.conf
Alias /RECORDINGS/ “/var/spool/asterisk/monitorDONE/”

<directory “=”” var=”” spool=”” asterisk=”” monitordone”=””>
Options Indexes MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Forcetype application/forcedownload

Restart the Apache web server to apply the changes

service httpd restart
chkconfig httpd on

Installing Asterisk

Any time you upgrade the Linux kernel you must recompile/install dahdi for the new kernel.
Asterisk must be compiled with dahdi support.
Note: The install MUST be done in the following order:
Minor note: dahdi-linux-complete-current.tar.gz and libpri-1.4-current.tar.gz may contain an updated version than what I am currently using, therefore the directory names may be different than shown below.

mkdir /usr/src/asterisk
cd /usr/src/asterisk
tar -zxf asterisk-
tar -zxf dahdi-linux-complete-current.tar.gz
tar -zxf libpri-1.4-current.tar.gz
cd ../dahdi-linux-complete-
make clean
make all
make install
make config
cd ../../libpri-1.4.15
make clean
make install
cd ../asterisk-
make clean
make install
make samples

cp /usr/src/asterisk/asterisk- /etc/init.d/asterisk
chkconfig asterisk on

service dahdi restart
chkconfig dahdi on
modprobe dahdi

Installing audio files
Download the audio files

cd /usr/src

Place the audio files in their proper places
cd /var/lib/asterisk/sounds
tar -zxf /usr/src/asterisk-core-sounds-en-gsm-current.tar.gz
tar -zxf /usr/src/asterisk-core-sounds-en-ulaw-current.tar.gz
tar -zxf /usr/src/asterisk-core-sounds-en-wav-current.tar.gz
tar -zxf /usr/src/asterisk-extra-sounds-en-gsm-current.tar.gz
tar -zxf /usr/src/asterisk-extra-sounds-en-ulaw-current.tar.gz
tar -zxf /usr/src/asterisk-extra-sounds-en-wav-current.tar.gz

mkdir /var/lib/asterisk/mohmp3
mkdir /var/lib/asterisk/quiet-mp3
ln -s /var/lib/asterisk/mohmp3 /var/lib/asterisk/default

cd /var/lib/asterisk/mohmp3
tar -zxf /usr/src/asterisk-moh-opsound-gsm-current.tar.gz
tar -zxf /usr/src/asterisk-moh-opsound-ulaw-current.tar.gz
tar -zxf /usr/src/asterisk-moh-opsound-wav-current.tar.gz
rm -f CHANGES*
rm -f LICENSE*
rm -f CREDITS*

cd /var/lib/asterisk/moh
rm -f CHANGES*
rm -f LICENSE*
rm -f CREDITS*

cd /var/lib/asterisk/sounds
rm -f CHANGES*
rm -f LICENSE*
rm -f CREDITS*

cd /var/lib/asterisk/quiet-mp3
sox ../mohmp3/macroform-cold_day.wav macroform-cold_day.wav vol 0.25
sox ../mohmp3/macroform-cold_day.gsm macroform-cold_day.gsm vol 0.25
sox -t ul -r 8000 -c 1 ../mohmp3/macroform-cold_day.ulaw -t ul macroform-cold_day.ulaw vol 0.25
sox ../mohmp3/macroform-robot_dity.wav macroform-robot_dity.wav vol 0.25
sox ../mohmp3/macroform-robot_dity.gsm macroform-robot_dity.gsm vol 0.25
sox -t ul -r 8000 -c 1 ../mohmp3/macroform-robot_dity.ulaw -t ul macroform-robot_dity.ulaw vol 0.25
sox ../mohmp3/macroform-the_simplicity.wav macroform-the_simplicity.wav vol 0.25
sox ../mohmp3/macroform-the_simplicity.gsm macroform-the_simplicity.gsm vol 0.25
sox -t ul -r 8000 -c 1 ../mohmp3/macroform-the_simplicity.ulaw -t ul macroform-the_simplicity.ulaw vol 0.25
sox ../mohmp3/reno_project-system.wav reno_project-system.wav vol 0.25
sox ../mohmp3/reno_project-system.gsm reno_project-system.gsm vol 0.25
sox -t ul -r 8000 -c 1 ../mohmp3/reno_project-system.ulaw -t ul reno_project-system.ulaw vol 0.25
sox ../mohmp3/manolo_camp-morning_coffee.wav manolo_camp-morning_coffee.wav vol 0.25
sox ../mohmp3/manolo_camp-morning_coffee.gsm manolo_camp-morning_coffee.gsm vol 0.25
sox -t ul -r 8000 -c 1 ../mohmp3/manolo_camp-morning_coffee.ulaw -t ul manolo_camp-morning_coffee.ulaw vol 0.25

Installing astGUIclient (ViciDial/iConnect)

First, login to mysql to create the database, add a couple users and assign privileges.
mysql -u root –p

Enter these MySQL commands:

CREATE USER ‘cron’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘1234’;
GRANT RELOAD ON *.* TO cron@’%’;
GRANT RELOAD ON *.* TO cron@localhost;
flush privileges;

I am going to install the latest 2.x SVN trunk which happens to be version 2.8 at the time of writing this guide

mkdir /usr/src/astguiclient
cd /usr/src/astguiclient
svn checkout svn://
cd trunk

You will have to define various things like IP address of the server
It will also ask you where is the web root, use /var/www/html
Leave the other login settings as-is unless you already know how to update the database and other asterisk config files.

Import sample data
Login to mysql to run some commands

mysql -u root -p
Enter these MySQL commands:

mysql>SET GLOBAL connect_timeout=60;
mysql>use asterisk;

mysql>. /usr/src/astguiclient/trunk/extras/MySQL_AST_CREATE_tables.sql
mysql>. /usr/src/astguiclient/trunk/extras/first_server_install.sql
mysql>. /usr/src/astguiclient/trunk/extras/sip-iax_phones.sql


In the Linux terminal, enter these commands
/usr/share/astguiclient /

Final Adjustments

Make several entries in the rc.local of your system.

vi /etc/rc.d/rc.local

On a new system I just overwrite the file with the following:

# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don’t
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.
touch /var/lock/subsys/local
# OPTIONAL enable ip_relay(for same-machine trunking and blind monitoring)
/usr/share/astguiclient/ip_relay/relay_control start 2>/dev/null 1>&2
# Disable console blanking and powersaving
/usr/bin/setterm -blank
/usr/bin/setterm -powersave off
/usr/bin/setterm -powerdown
### start up the MySQL server
/etc/init.d/mysqld start
### start up the apache web server
/etc/init.d/httpd start
### roll the Asterisk logs upon reboot
### clear the server-related records from the database
### load dahdi drivers
modprobe dahdi
/usr/sbin/dahdi_cfg -vvvvvvvvvvvvv
### sleep for 20 seconds before launching Asterisk
sleep 20
### start up asterisk

Make several entries in the crontab of your system:
crontab –e

### recording mixing/compressing/ftping scripts
#0,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,36,39,42,45,48,51,54,57 * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
0,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,36,39,42,45,48,51,54,57 * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ –MIX
0,3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30,33,36,39,42,45,48,51,54,57 * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31,34,37,40,43,46,49,52,55,58 * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ –-MP3
#2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,38,41,44,47,50,53,56,59 * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ –GSM
### keepalive script for astguiclient processes
* * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ –cu3way
### kill Hangup script for Asterisk updaters
* * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
### updater for voicemail
* * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
### updater for conference validator
* * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
### flush queue DB table every hour for entries older than 1 hour
11 * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ -q
### fix the vicidial_agent_log once every hour and the full day run at night
33 * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
50 0 * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ –last-24hours
## uncomment below if using QueueMetrics
#*/5 * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ –only-qm-live-call-check
## uncomment below if using Vtiger
#1 1 * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ –quiet
### updater for VICIDIAL hopper
* * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ -q
### adjust the GMT offset for the leads in the vicidial_list table
1 1,7 * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ –debug
### reset several temporary-info tables in the database
2 1 * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
### optimize the database tables within the asterisk database
3 1 * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
## adjust time on the server with ntp
30 * * * * /usr/sbin/ntpdate -u 2>/dev/null 1>&2
### VICIDIAL agent time log weekly and daily summary report generation
2 0 * * 0 /usr/share/astguiclient/
22 0 * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
### VICIDIAL campaign export scripts (OPTIONAL)
#32 0 * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
#42 0 * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
### remove old recordings more than 7 days old
#24 0 * * * /usr/bin/find /var/spool/asterisk/monitorDONE -maxdepth 2 -type f -mtime +7 -print | xargs rm -f
### roll logs monthly on high-volume dialing systems
#30 1 1 * * /usr/share/astguiclient/
### remove old vicidial logs and asterisk logs more than 2 days old
28 0 * * * /usr/bin/find /var/log/astguiclient -maxdepth 1 -type f -mtime +2 -print | xargs rm -f
29 0 * * * /usr/bin/find /var/log/asterisk -maxdepth 3 -type f -mtime +2 -print | xargs rm -f
30 0 * * * /usr/bin/find / -maxdepth 1 -name “screenlog.0*” -mtime +4 -print | xargs rm -f
### cleanup of the scheduled callback records
25 0 * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ –purge-non-cb -q
### GMT adjust script – uncomment to enable
#45 0 * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ –list-settings
### Dialer Inventory Report
1 7 * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ -q –override-24hours
### inbound email parser
* * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/

Run this perl script to update the server_ip fields in the asterisk tables (copy the command as- it is)
/usr/share/astguiclient/ –old-server_ip=
Update music on hold configuration

vi /etc/asterisk/musiconhold.conf ; remove the word old

; Music on Hold — Sample Configuration



#include musiconhold-vicidial.conf

Lastly, reboot the machine


After reboot, check your logs for any errors, make sure asterisk is up and running.
Be proactive and look for problems before you start configuring vicidial/iConnect.
Run these commands to view log files:
tail -f -n 50 /var/log/asterisk/messages
tail -f -n 50 /var/log/messages
more /var/log/dmesg
tail -f -n 40 /etc/httpd/logs/error_log
tail -f -n 40 /var/log/maillog
tail -f -n 40 /var/log/cron
Run this command:

screen -ls
The output should look similar to this: 9or 10 sockets
There are screens on:
2307.ASTVDauto (Detached)
2147.astshell20140626063212 (Detached)
2105.ASTVDadapt (Detached)
2304.ASTlisten (Detached)
2301.ASTsend (Detached)
2153.asterisk (Detached)
2109.ASTconf3way (Detached)
2107.ASTfastlog (Detached)
2310.ASTVDremote (Detached)
2298.ASTupdate (Detached)
10 Sockets in /var/run/screen/S-root.

Start using vicidial
Login to vicidial and configure it.
Add users, campaigns, in-group, DID’s, server, etc….
Go to: http://youripaddress/vicidial/admin.php
The default username is: 6666 and the password is: 1234

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