How to install asterisk in redhat -4

I am newbie for asterisk . Last week downloaded asterisk-1.4.17.tar ball and installed my rehat-4 m/c . I am not able to view GUI tool.
I feel easy to work with GUI tool. So , I need asterisk iso format downloads for redhat-4 support . What’s minimum checklist for asterisk-1.4.17.
please any one can help me … explain step by step …bcz of i am new to asterisk…

I assume you mean Redhat EL 4 not just plain Redhat 4 (from like 10 years ago or more). If you actually mean RH4 you really should use a later version. You can get CentOS 4 or 5 wich is a free version of RHEL.

If you download\buy the A:TFOT 2nd Edition book linked below and follow the install directions carefully you will get Asterisk up and running. From there you need to get the lastest version of the GUI (from SVN).

I forgot to add the link for the GUI install instructions.

Hi ,
I followed whatever your mentioned in forums . I did all , but i don’t know how to start the asterisk service , if i have open browser showing follwing error
The requested URL could not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL: … basic.html

The following error was encountered:

* Connection Failed 

The system returned:

(111) Connection refused

The remote host or network may be down. Please try the request again.

Please anyone can solve my problem ASAP

I tend to use restart so it will kill it if it is already going… Also, you might want to kick zaptel first.

/etc/init.d/zaptel restart
/etc/init.d/asterisk restart

Then asterisk -r should get you to the CLI. If it does not then you need to figure uot why asterisk is not starting…

If asterisk fails to start (asterisk -r can not connect tot he CLI)
asterisk -cvvvvv might help you. Look carefully at what it spits out before it screatches to a halt.