Asterisk 1.6 Manager API - getting global output

Hi guys,

I’m getting back into programming with asterisk and have come across a problem.

In earlier versions of Asterisk I think it was possible to connect to the manager socket and receive output for anything that happened in the system.

It seems that in Asterisk 1.6 you only get output for actions that were called from the current manager connection.

I need to have one connection open to receive the status updates and other scripts to be able to connect and originate calls without having to wait around for the status updates.

Does anyone have any ideas how to revert to the old behavior without reverting to Asterisk 1.4?