Cannot dial-in into conference via IVR (Trixbox Asterisk)
If you use IVR (Interactive voice response) on your Asterisk / Trixbox setup, Enable Direct Dial option allows callers to directly dial extensions.
By default it doesn't allow to dial-in into conferences. If you try you will get response similar to:
"That option is invalid. Please try again"
Force mouse capture in VMware client
VMware vSphere and VMware Workstation allows seamless mouse movement between your physical and virtual machines. In most situations this is a desired behaviour, but sometimes you may want mouse cursor to be captured inside a VM. For example, I was testing Windows 8 as a virtual machine and it's much easier to navigate Metro edge UI when mouse cursor is captured inside virtual PC. Also can be beneficial for gaming.
Linksys SPA VOIP phone rejects calls from Skype SIP Trunk on Asterisk
- Asterisk Trixbox 2.6 Server
- Skype Connect SIP trunk to accept incoming Skype calls
- Linksys SPA and Cisco SPA VOIP phones
Incoming calls via Skype to some Linksys / Cisco IP phones get rejected. Asterisk debug show following reason :
-- Called 715
-- Got SIP response 406 "Not Acceptable" back from 192.168.6.19
-- No one is available to answer at this time (1:0/0/0)
Asterisk (Trixbox) hangs on "recordingcheck" and drops calls
Asterisk (TrixBox) server is not functioning properly. Internal calls working fine, but external incoming and outgoing time-out and fail. Looking at Asterisk Command Line Interface (CLI) output (connect with asterisk -r) noticed unusual behaviour:
Normally when incoming call is received, Asterisk outputs number of executed actions into CLI and receiving phone starts ringing in less than a second. On this occasion, however, Asterisk was stopping at following line and hanging for about 7 seconds:
VERBOSE logger.c: -- Launched AGI Script /var/lib/asterisk/agi-bin/recordingcheck
Then, if caller was still on a phone it would go to:
VERBOSE logger.c: -- Launched AGI Script /var/lib/asterisk/agi-bin/dialparties.agi
It would be stuck there for a few more seconds and eventually call would be dropped. In fact occasionally receiving handset would actually ring (probably long after caller has hanged the phone).