Help Please : Reliable Linux to use for Asterisk


#1

Hello,

Appreciate if anyone can help and advise/suggest the most stable linux that can be use for Asterisk ?

RH, Gentoo,…etc

Any comment for the particulart preference would be great.

Thanks


#2

I prefer Centos


#3

Every distro has its cons and pros.
Centos (one of kernels) has some problems with zaptel, but they could be solved.
There were some problems (at least for me) with instalation of new versions of MySQL and some other products - also solvable problems.

Gentoo is very nice, but not so nice as it was 1 year ago - it is triky to install it right way.

Best - what you know is the best platform :smile:


#4

I use Debian 3.1 (Sarge)

  • MySQL (CDR)
  • PostgreSQL (CDR + dialplan conf)

#5

What about Red Hat Enterprise Linux ?

Anyone try/use this for Asterisk ?

Thanks.


#6

CentOS is Redhat Enterprise Linux, just without the licensing fees. I use CentOS for all my Asterisk boxes.


#7

got it, thanks.


#8

If you want a stable distribution, go with Debian “sarge” (3.1).

CentOS is nice too but (like stated before) a bit trickey when it comes to HFC cards and/or zaptel.

Debian let you choose the kernel when installing (2.4 or 2.6) and what GUI to use.

Remember to have the kernel compiling with HIGHMEM option if you have more then 860MB RAM.


#9

[quote=“RichardHH”]If you want a stable distribution, go with Debian “sarge” (3.1).

CentOS is nice too but (like stated before) a bit trickey when it comes to HFC cards and/or zaptel.

[/quote]

What problems would there be with CentOS? Should I stay away from
CentOS if I’m going to use asterisk with a digium card?

Are there any rpm packages for Red Hat Enterprise Server from
digium or some other source or do I have to compile asterisk myself?
I have found rpm packages but not specifically for RHES.
Could it be better to go with debian or gentoo because they have asterisk
packages included? Seems much easier.

I have no experience with red hat but there is better support
from e.g. Dell if you go with Red Hat.

/Robert


#10

There is a minor issue with the lastest CentOS/RHEL that is an easy fix see the following thread:

http://forums.digium.com/viewtopic.php?t=5681

Scott