Im new to Asterisk, have spent a good part of my day trying to get it to work. THe first question I am going to ask I know returns more results than there are hours in the day from google, but it is one that fustrates me.
If I boot up my server (Running CentOS 6 & Asterisk 1.8) and try to go into the Asterisk CLI I get this lovely message:
At this point I obviusly checked that Astrisk is running to which I got:
[quote][root@aspen-hp625 src]# /etc/init.d/asterisk status
asterisk (pid 30002) is running…[/quote]
If I stop asterisk and start it I then get this (notice how there is no [OK] after starting…)
[quote][root@aspen-hp625 asterisk]# /etc/init.d/asterisk stop
Stopping safe_asterisk: [ OK ]
Shutting down asterisk: [ OK ]
[root@aspen-hp625 asterisk]# /etc/init.d/asterisk start
So I then checked in /var/run (& /var/run/asterisk) and there is no asterisk.ctl file in either. I did read on the internet somewhere that in asterisk.conf ´astrundir´ may be set incorrectly but it is set to /var/run/asterisk
However, I managed to get into the CLI by doing the following (I could get in at anypoint in console mode -c):
[quote][root@aspen-hp625 asterisk]# asterisk
[root@aspen-hp625 asterisk]# asterisk -r
Asterisk 184.108.40.206, Copyright © 1999 - 2011 Digium, Inc. and others.
Created by Mark Spencer email@example.com
Asterisk comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; type ‘core show warranty’ for details.
This is free software, with components licensed under the GNU General Public
License version 2 and other licenses; you are welcome to redistribute it under
certain conditions. Type ‘core show license’ for details.
Connected to Asterisk 220.127.116.11 currently running on aspen-hp625 (pid = 30059)
At this point I thought all was well and I could keep my head down and play around (following the Get Started wiki guide of course, brilliant stuff!) but once I had played around for a while and went to configure my softphones to connect neither of them would, using Zoiper they try to register then it obviusly times out. Both computers are on the network and can ping each other.
My concern is that something may have gone wrong during the installation, and that the fact I cant get into Astrisk smoothly (and no asterisk.ctl) may be causing this problem.
If anyone could help me out I would really appreciated. Looking forward to playing around with asterisk!