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       safe_asterisk ā€” A wrapper to run the asterisk executable in a loop


       safe_asterisk [ asterisk_params ]


       safe_asterisk  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 ā€™-cā€™ 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:

         screendump 9

       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


       While showing the output on a console is useful, using screen(1) as the
       terminal may be better.

       The  script  does  not  read configuration from standard location under

       It uses fixed locations under /tmp , and  thus  may  be  exposed  to  a
       symlink attacks.


       asterisk(8), screendump(9)


       This     manual     page     was     written     by    Tzafrir    Cohen
       <> Permission is granted  to  copy,  distribute
       and/or  modify  this document under the terms of the GNU General Public
       License, Version 2 any later version published  by  the  Free  Software

       On  Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.