Introducing Asterisk – Dialplan Shortcuts
Welcome to the lastest Introducing Asterisk episode from the VoIP Guys. Today’s episode is a more in depth Asterisk Dialplan Tutorial, which demonstrates a few shortcuts on how to simplify the configuration process of your Dialplan. While the term shortcuts can often be linked with not doing something as fully or efficiently as one should, this is not the case here. Today’s episode concentrates on how to help you eliminate and reduce unnecessary coding and editing.
Starting where we left off, we explain how to setup the CDR (Call Detail Record) .CSV file to eliminate the error we encountered at the end of our previous episode.
Example shortcuts include how to avoid having to renumber or edit multiple lines of code as a result of adding a new line of code within your dialplan or changing a user extension number. These tips are extremely useful in speeding up the configuration process, but also have equal worth in the future when you may be required to make changes to the code, as the video illustrates (ca. 5 mins into the video).
True to form, we finished today’s session with another error which was caused by my snom telephone trying to load and start the SRTP (Secure Real-time Transport Protocol) security, which we have not yet configured. Security will be the topic of a future tutorial, where we will discuss the options available and demonstrate how to configure them.
Stay tuned for next time when we will be taking a look how to playback a file.
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