[asterisk-users] How can I stop lost DNS from killing Asterisk?

Raphaël Jacquot sxpert at esitcom.org
Tue Sep 26 06:59:50 MST 2006

Rich Adamson wrote:
> Eric "ManxPower" Wieling wrote:
>> Use IP addresses instead of hostnames in your Asterisk config.  It
>> sucks, but that is the only way I know of.
>> Eric Bishop wrote:
>>> When we loose Internet access (DNS) Asterisk basically halts until
>>> Internet
>>> comes up even for internal registrations and calls. We are even
>>> running a
>>> caching DNS server on the Asterisk box but this does not seem to
>>> help. Any
>>> suggestions?
> Using IP addresses only does not fix the problem as the asterisk system
> does not know who he is. Need to define him in /etc/hosts as well, then
> it works just fine.

you can also install a non-crashing DNS server ;D

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