[asterisk-users] confbridge and talker

Dmitry Melekhov dm at belkam.com
Sun Feb 17 22:18:13 CST 2013

11.02.2013 18:19, Matthew Jordan пишет:
> On 02/11/2013 01:20 AM, Dmitry Melekhov wrote:
>> Hello!
>> We use meetme, but, as I understand it will be soon removed from
>> asterisk (already marked as deprecated), so I'm thinking about
>> confbridge migration.
>> Really, we use self-developed  (really my ;-) ) web interface to control
>> meetme.
>> We use cli ( over manager ) command to get users list and status.
>> Confbridge doesn't provide user name in list, but I just fixed this here:
>> https://issues.asterisk.org/jira/browse/ASTERISK-18251
>> it was very easy.
>> But we also rely on T  option, which shows talkers in cli.
>> Is there something like this in confbridge?
>> Thank you!

> Dmitry:
> A few things:
> 1. When I looked at ASTERISK-18251, there doesn't appear to be a patch
> attached to the issue. In order for a patch to be considered for
> inclusion, it needs to be attached to the issue in question after a
> license contributor agreement has been signed. You can sign a
> contributor agreement directly in Jira using the button at the top of
> the page.

There is app_confbridge.c.patch and I signed agreement.
This very simple patch adds user's name to cli output.

> 2. MeetMe is not actually deprecated. There was a short period of time
> in which it was marked as deprecated in Asterisk 10+, but as it provides
> SLA functionality that has no other alternative in Asterisk, it was
> instead marked as Extended support. Note that it is still 'core'
> supported in Asterisk 1.8. In short, it isn't going anywhere any time soon.

Glad to hear, we are happy with it, although we run 11.x now :-)

> 3. If you do want to move to ConfBridge, I would highly discourage using
> the CLI as a means to get run time information. That method is not
> encouraged for a variety of reasons:
>    a) It requires polling Asterisk instead of responding to events

Really polling is better than events handling in some situations-
let's say we have ( and we really have) web interface which has no 
state, it just polls state from somewhere-
this is just it can be started at any time  and doesn't know previous state.
So, on start, we'll don't know who is talking until it changes.
Or, we'll need to have another daemon which saves this state and we'll 
poll it instead of asterisk?
So, as usual, each method have to exist, imho.**
"Let a thousand flowers bloom" as Mao said :-D

Could you tell me is confbridge save who is taliking somewhere so I'll 
can just add this state to cli output?

Thank you!

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