Music On Hold (max call)


I’ve setup music on hold on our linux asterisk 1.8 box and I want to use the asterisk box as a SIP music on hold device only. Basically we are going to have our Microsoft Lync users point to the asterisk box '’ for music on hold. What ive done is setup ext 1001 in asterisk to play music on hold, but it seems that it only handles one user. When I call in to 1001 I get a fast busy tone for my second caller while the first caller hears the MOH from asterisk just fine. Is there a better way to set this up than what I’m doing now? Thanks!

Here is my setup:

exten => 1001,1,Answer
exten => 1001,2,SetMusicOnHold(default)
exten => 1001,3,WaitMusicOnHold(999)


Asterisk doesn’t have such a restriction unless you specifically impose one. A verbose trae is needed to see what is really happening. A sip trace may also be needed.

On the assumption that 999 is just a large number, using the MusicOnHold application will reduce your dialplan to two steps.

I just figured out my problem, the issue was that I had an outbound max call restriction set to 1 on my non-asterisk system that points to it, so modifying that setting fixed my ‘issue’ with asterisk :smile: