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Asterisk Not Starting Correctly

Posted on 2011-09-14
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I've just done new install - asterisk 1.8.xxx + Ubuntu 11.xxx, I'm trying to run the AMI so I can connect with a switchboard, here's my manager.conf:
[general]
enabled = yes
port = 5038
bindaddr = 127.0.0.1
[admin]
secret = xxxx
deny = 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0
permit = 127.0.0.1/255.255.255.0
read = all
write = all
#include "manager.d/*.conf"
The switchboard can't connect, and when I run this line:
sudo netstat -lnp | grep 5038 nothing is listening. Where am I going wrong?
But when I run this l
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by:Ron Malmstead
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Firewall?
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by:Silas2
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I'm pretty sure there is no firewall anywhere (its on a sort of DMZ, only asterisk box->ISP, nothing else)
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by:Ron Malmstead
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No I meant Ubuntu firewall.
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José Méndez earned 84 total points
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Did you reset the server?
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by:FishMonger
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Are you sure your setting of read and write are correct?  The wiki docs don't show that 'all' is a valid setting/value.

Try changing them to:
read = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user,originate
write = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user,originate
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by:FishMonger
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Are making the AMI connection directly from the asterisk server, or from another system on your network?  If it's from another system, then your should/need to specify your network address instead of your loopback address.
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by:Silas2
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xuserx2000: Definately, IPtables blank, new install, and I didn't make any rules.
FishMonger: Swapped the 'all'' for the explicit values
re loopback. Its all one server, its really the simplest it could be, ISP->asterisk/ubuntu box->ISP, the AMI is being (or not being) accessed by fop2 resident on the asterisk box, so I guess that 127.0.0.1 is right, isn't it?
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by:Silas2
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+ willlywilburwonka, yes did a reboot (or three), still no:
sudo netstat -lnp | grep 5038
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by:Silas2
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Ah, I think I found it. Does that line, which was in before
#include "manager.d/*.conf"
the hash is not a comment, so it is maybe looking in that location for manager info overriding the stuff in this file? I took it out and is now listening on 5038.
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