Asterisk@Home Handbook Wiki Chapter 10

Chapter 10 CentOS Tips, tricks and command line help

Lots of times CentOS can feel overwhelming because a user may not be very literate on the command line level. Here are some key commands you will want to know

10.1 Helpful commands to know in CentOS

help-aah Helpful commands that can be used to help administer A@H
poweroff Shutdown command that turns of your computer
reboot Reboot the computer
ifconfig Shows the IP configuration for all interfaces on your computer
dhclient Renews the DHCP IP adr. or request a DHCP adr.
tail Shows the end of a file, excellent to use when troubleshooting. Has switches for showing NN rows (-n NN) and to monitor the file continuously (-f)

10.2 What if I use Non-Standard Hardware?

Asterisk@Home is designed to work "out of the box" with standard PC hardware such as an Intel 1GIG PIII system. Here is some info on how to get it to work on other hardware.

10.2.1 VIA EPIA 800 mhz board (586 board)

Asterisk@Home can run on 586 hardware. you must change the Asterisk Make file and recompile.
Load Asterisk@Home on your system. Asterisk will not start.

CD to /usr/src/asterisk and edit the Makefile
Remove the # in front of the line "PROC=i586"
cd ..

10.2.2 Virtual Machines

Asterisk@Home runs in virtual enviroment with some limitations. You cannot use any hardware with it because of the timing issues. But all VoIP protocols and services work. This setup might be useful for learning and experimentation. There are pre-installed and pre-configured images of Aserisk@Home are VirtualMachines on the Internet.
Created by: GinelLipan, Last modification: Tue 20 of Sep, 2011 (23:47 UTC) by admin
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