Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (8)
Updated: Jun 30th, 2005
--- A wrapper to run the asterisk executable in a loop
[ asterisk_params ]
is a script that runs asterisk in a loop, which can be useful if you
fear asterisk may crash.
The script does not run in the background like a standard service. Rather,
it runs in its own linux virtual console (9, by default).
It also uses the option '-c' of asterisk(8) to avoid detaching asterisk
from that terminal.
safe_asterisk also runs asterisk with unlimited core file size, and thus
asterisk will dump core in case of a crash.
To get a "picture" of console 9, from another terminal (e.g: from a
remote shell session) you can use:
The init script of the Debian package should be able to run safe_asterisk
as the asterisk service, if so configured. See coments in
safe_asterisk runs in that directory, rather than in / as usual.
If core files were generated there, they may be
Files in this directory will be 'source'd by the safe_asterisk script before
it starts Asterisk proper, allowing them to set additional environment variables
or run any other steps that are needed for your system.
While showing the output on a console is useful, using screen
the terminal may be better.
The script does not read configuration from standard location under /etc
It uses fixed locations under /tmp , and thus may be exposed to a
This manual page was written by Tzafrir Cohen <firstname.lastname@example.org
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