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@@ -18,20 +18,11 @@ on the project itself, please visit the Asterisk home page at:
Linux OS, although it may be portable to other UNIX-like operating systems
as well.
-== libaudiofile ==
- If you want to use format_wav module, then you need a very recent
-version of libaudiofile (at least version 0.2.0, or you can apply the
-included patch. RPMS for the patched libaudiofile are available at:
-First, be sure you've installed the required libaudiofile upgrade if
-you want to use the non-GSM WAV format. Next, be sure you've got
-supported hardware. To use Asterisk right now, you will need one of
-the following:
+First, be sure you've got supported hardware. To use Asterisk right now,
+you will need one of the following:
* Adtran Atlas 800 Plus
* QuickNet Internet PhoneJack
@@ -56,13 +47,10 @@ Finally, you can launch Asterisk with:
./asterisk -vvvc
-If you get an error about unresolved symbols, install the updated
-libaudiofile (available at ftp://ftp.asteriskpbx.com/pub/asterisk/support
You'll see a bunch of verbose messages fly by your screen as Asterisk
initializes (that's the "very very verbose" mode). When it's ready, if
you specified the "c" then you'll get a command line console, that looks
-like this:
+like this:
@@ -77,6 +65,44 @@ won't work right (not yet).
Feel free to look over the configuration files in /etc/asterisk, where
you'll find a lot of information about what you can do with Asterisk.
+All Asterisk configuration files share a common format. Comments are
+delimited by ';' (since '#' of course, being a DTMF digit, may occur in
+many places). A configuration file is divided into sections whose names
+appear in []'s. Each section typically contains two types of statements,
+those of the form 'variable = value', and those of the form 'object =>
+parameters'. Internally the use of '=' and '=>' is exactly the same, so
+they're used only to help make the configuration file easier to
+understand, and do not affect how it is actually parsed.
+Entries of the form 'variable=value' set the value of some parameter in
+asterisk. For example, in tormenta.conf, one might specify:
+ switchtype=national
+In order to indicate to Asterisk that the switch they are connecting to is
+of the type "national". In general, the parameter will apply to
+instantiations which occur below its specification. For example, if the
+configuration file read:
+ switchtype = national
+ channel => 1-4
+ channel => 10-12
+ switchtype = dms100
+ channel => 25-47
+Then, the "national" switchtype would be applied to channels one through
+four and channels 10 through 12, whereas the "dms100" switchtype would
+apply to channels 25 through 47.
+The "object => parameters" instantiates an object with the given
+parameters. For example, the line "channel => 25-47" creates objects for
+the channels 25 through 47 of the tormenta card, obtaining the settings
+from the variables specified above.
Finally, you may wish to visit the web site and join the mailing list if
you're interested in getting more information.