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CVS commit: pkgsrc/comms/asterisk16
Module Name: pkgsrc
Committed By: jnemeth
Date: Tue Jul 7 08:14:43 UTC 2009
pkgsrc/comms/asterisk16: Makefile PLIST distinfo
pkgsrc/comms/asterisk16/patches: patch-aa patch-am patch-aq patch-ax
patch-ay patch-az patch-ba patch-bb
Update to Asterisk 188.8.131.52
--- Functionality changes from Asterisk 1.6.0 to Asterisk 1.6.1 -------------
Device State Handling
* The event infrastructure in Asterisk got another big update to help support
distributed events. It currently supports distributed device state and
distributed Voicemail MWI (Message Waiting Indication). A new module has
been merged, res_ais, which facilitates communicating events between
It uses the SAForum AIS (Service Availability Forum Application Interface
Specification) CLM (Cluster Management) and EVT (Event) services to maintain
a cluster of Asterisk servers, and to share events between them. For more
information on setting this up, see doc/distributed_devstate.txt.
* Added a new dialplan function, AST_CONFIG(), which allows you to access
variables from an Asterisk configuration file.
* The JACK_HOOK function now has a c() option to supply a custom client name.
* Added two new dialplan functions from libspeex for audio gain control and
denoise, AGC() and DENOISE(). Both functions can be applied to the tx and
rx directions of a channel from the dialplan.
* The SMDI_MSG_RETRIEVE function now has the ability to search for SMDI
based on other parameters. The default is still to search based on the
forwarding station ID. However, there are new options that allow you to
based on the message desk terminal ID, or the message desk number.
* TIMEOUT() has been modified to be accurate down to the millisecond.
* ENUM*() functions now include the following new options:
- 'u' returns the full URI and does not strip off the URI-scheme.
- 's' triggers ISN specific rewriting
- 'i' looks for branches into an Infrastructure ENUM tree
- 'd' for a direct DNS lookup without any flipping of digits.
* TXCIDNAME() has a new zone-suffix parameter (which defaults to 'e164.arpa')
* CHANNEL() now has options for the maximum, minimum, and standard or normal
deviation of jitter, rtt, and loss for a call using chan_sip.
DAHDI channel driver (chan_dahdi) Changes
* Channels can now be configured using named sections in chan_dahdi.conf, just
like other channel drivers, including the use of templates.
* The default for pridialplan has changed from 'national' to 'unknown'.
* It is now possible to specify a pattern match as a hint. Once a phone
to something that matches the pattern a hint will be created using the
and variables evaluated.
* Dialplan matching has been extended to allow an extension to return to the
PBX core to wait for more digits. This is done by using the new dialplan
application called "Incomplete". This will permit a whole new level of
extension control, by giving the administrator more control over early
matches employing one of the short-circuit pattern match operators. Note
that custom applications can trigger this same behavior by returning the
special value AST_PBX_INCOMPLETE.
The dial() application
* Dial has a new option: F(context^extension^pri), which permits a callee to
continue in the dialplan, at the specified label, if the caller hangs up.
* The Dial() application no longer copies the language used by the caller to
channel. If you desire for the caller's channel's language to be used for
to the callee, then the file specified may be prepended with
The chanspy() application
* ChanSpy and ExtenSpy have a new option, 's' which suppresses speaking the
technology name (e.g. SIP, IAX, etc) of the channel being spied on.
* Chanspy has a new option, 'B', which can be used to "barge" on a call. This
like the pre-existing whisper mode, except that the spy can also talk to the
participant on the bridged channel as well.
* Chanspy has a new option, 'n', which will allow for the spied-on party's name
to be spoken instead of the channel name or number. For more information on
use of this option, issue the command "core show application ChanSpy" from
* Chanspy has a new option, 'd', which allows the spy to use DTMF to swap
spy modes. Use of this feature overrides the typical use of numeric DTMF. In
words, if using the 'd' option, it is not possible to enter a number to
the first argument to Chanspy(). Pressing 4 will change to spy mode,
pressing 5 will
change to whisper mode, and pressing 6 will change to barge mode.
Other Application Changes
* Directory now permits both first and last names to be matched at the same
time. In addition, the number of digits to enter of the name can be set in
the arguments to Directory; previously, you could enter only 3, regardless
of how many names are in your company. For large companies, this should be
* Voicemail now permits a mailbox setting to wrap around from first to last
messages, if the "messagewrap" option is set to a true value.
* Voicemail now permits an external script to be run, for password validation.
The script should output "VALID" or "INVALID" on stdout, depending upon the
wish to validate or invalidate the password given. Arguments are:
"mailbox" "context" "oldpass" "newpass". See the sample voicemail.conf for
* The voicemail externnotify script now accepts an additional (last) parameter
containing the number of urgent messages in the INBOX.
* The Jack application now has a c() option to supply a custom client name.
* ExternalIVR now takes several options that affect the way it performs, as
well as having several new commands. Please see doc/externalivr.txt for the
* Added ability to communicate over a TCP socket instead of forking a child
process for the
* ChanIsAvail has a new option, 'a', which will return all available channels
of just the first one if you give the function more then one channel to
* PrivacyManager now takes an option where you can specify a context where the
given number will be matched. This way you have more control over who is
and it stops the people who blindly enter 10 digits.
* ForkCDR has new options: 'a' updates the answer time on the new CDR; 'A'
answer times, disposition, on orig CDR against updates; 'D' Copies the
from the orig CDR to the new CDR after reset; 'e' sets the 'end' time on the
original CDR; 'R' prevents the new CDR from being reset; 's(var=val)'
the 'var' variable on the original CDR; 'T' forces ast_cdr_end(),
obey the LOCKED flag on cdr's in the chain, and also the ast_cdr_setvar()
* SendImage() no longer hangs up the channel on error; instead, it sets the
status variable SENDIMAGESTATUS to one of 'SUCCESS', 'FAILURE', or
'UNSUPPORTED'. This change makes SendImage() more consistent with other
* Park has a new option, 's', which silences the announcement of the parking
* A non-numeric, zero, or negative timeout specified to Dial() will now be
invalid input and will be assumed to mean that no timeout is desired.
* Added DNS manager support to registrations for peers referencing peer
DNS manager runs in the background which allows DNS lookups to be run
as well as periodically updating the IP address. These properties allow for
better performance as well as recovery in the event of an IP change.
* Performance improvements via using hash tables (astobj2) and doubly-linked
lists to improve
load/reload of large numbers of peers/users by ~40x (for large lists of
Initially, we saw 4x improvement in call setup/destruction, but at the time
of merging, this gain has disappeared; further research will be done to try
and restore this performance improvement. Astobj2 refcounting is now used
for users, peers, and dialogs. Users are encouraged to assist in regression
testing and problem reporting!
* Added ability to specify registration expiry time on a per registration
the register line.
* Added support for Realtime Text redundancy - T140 RED - in T.140 to
prevent text loss due to lost packets.
* Added t38pt_usertpsource option. See sip.conf.sample for details.
* Added SIPnotify AMI command, for sending arbitrary SIP notify commands.
* 'sip show peers' and 'sip show users' display their entries sorted in
alphabetical order, as opposed to the order they were in, in the config
file or database.
* Videosupport now supports an additional option, "always", which always sets
up video RTP ports, even on clients that don't support it. This helps with
callfiles and certain transfers to ensure that if two video phones are
connected, they will always share video feeds.
* Existing DNS manager lookups extended to check for SRV records.
* IAX2 encryption support has been improved to support periodic key rotation
within a call for enhanced security. The option "keyrotate" has been
provided to disable this functionality to preserve backwards compatibility
with older versions of IAX2 that do not support key rotation.
* New CLI command, "config reload <file.conf>" which reloads any module that
references that particular configuration file. Also added "config list"
which shows which configuration files are in use.
* New CLI commands, "pri show version" and "ss7 show version" that will
display which version of libpri and libss7 are being used, respectively.
A new API call was added so trunk will now have to be compiled against
a versions of libpri and libss7 that have them or it will not know that
these libraries exist.
* The commands "core show globals", "core set global" and "core set chanvar"
been deprecated in favor of the more semanticly correct "dialplan show
"dialplan set chanvar" and "dialplan set global".
* New CLI command "dialplan show chanvar" to list all variables associated
with a given channel.
DNS manager changes
* Addresses managed by DNS manager now can check to see if there is a DNS
SRV record for a given domain and will use that hostname/port if present.
AMI - The manager (TCP/TLS/HTTP)
* The Status action now takes an optional list of variables to display
along with channel status.
* res_odbc no longer has a limit of 1023 total possible unshared connections,
as some people were running into this limit. This limit has been increased
to 4.2 billion.
* The TRANSFER queue log entry now includes the caller's original position in
the transferred-from queue.
* A new configuration option, "timeoutpriority" has been added. Please see
labeled "QUEUE TIMING OPTIONS" in configs/queues.conf.sample for a detailed
of the option as well as an explanation about timeout options in general
* Several (ODBC, Postgres, MySQL, SQLite) realtime drivers have been given
adaptive capabilities. What this means in practical terms is that if your
realtime table lacks critical fields, Asterisk will now emit warnings to
that effect. Also, some of the realtime drivers have the ability (if
configured) to automatically add those columns to the table with the
correct type and length.
* The channel variable ATTENDED_TRANSFER_COMPLETE_SOUND can now be set using
the 'setvar' option to cause a given audio file to be played upon completion
of an attended transfer. Currently it works for DAHDI, IAX2, SIP, and
Skinny channels only.
* You can now compile Asterisk against the Hoard Memory Allocator, see
for more information.
* Config file variables may now be appended to, by using the '+=' append
operator. This is most helpful when working with long SQL queries in
func_odbc.conf, as the queries no longer need to be specified on a single
To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -u -r184.108.40.206 -r1.2 pkgsrc/comms/asterisk16/Makefile \
cvs rdiff -u -r1.3 -r1.4 pkgsrc/comms/asterisk16/PLIST
cvs rdiff -u -r220.127.116.11 -r1.2 pkgsrc/comms/asterisk16/patches/patch-aa \
Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
copyright notices on the relevant files.
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