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       safe_asterisk — 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 '-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:

         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 /etc/default/asterisk


              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(1) as the terminal may be

       The script does not read configuration from standard location under /etc

       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 Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License  can  be  found  in