Asterisk 1.2.18

Does anyone know what coding changed in this release? I updated to this version and now my ivr won’t answer any calls, it drops them after 3-5 seconds. Thanks for any information.


I believe you can find what you need at this link:



Ok I think I figured out the issue. Is the “Background(file)” command valid anymore in 1.2.18?

Next time it would help to post versions of software - mind reading isn’t on my CV :wink:

What you’ve got to look out for is a thing called autofallthough in the dialplan. In 1.4 the default behaviour has changed, so keep this in mind when upgrading.

After a Background() command, it’s best to put a WaitExten - have a look at that command on the voip-info wiki.

This should get you started.

exten = s,1,Set(TIMEOUT(digit)=5)
exten = s,2,Set(TIMEOUT(response)=5)
exten = s,3,Background(greeting1)
exten = s,4,WaitExten
exten = 1,1,Goto(sales,s,1)
exten = 2,1,Goto(support,s,1)
exten = 3,1,Goto(accounts,s,1)
exten = t,1,Playback(timeout)
exten = i,1,Playback(invalid)