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NAME

       safe_asterisk — A wrapper to run the asterisk executable in a loop

SYNOPSIS

       safe_asterisk [ asterisk_params ]

DESCRIPTION

       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

FILES

       /tmp
              safe_asterisk runs in that directory, rather than in / as usual.

       /tmp/core
              If core files were generated there, they may be

       /etc/asterisk/startup.d
              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.

BUGS

       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 /etc

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

SEE ALSO

       asterisk(8), screendump(9)

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Tzafrir  Cohen  <tzafrir.cohen@xorcom.com>  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
       /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.