[asterisk-users] [asterisk-dev] how determine mandatory modules to slimming asterisk

Matthew Jordan mjordan at digium.com
Mon Nov 11 09:47:26 CST 2013

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 1:10 AM, s m <sam.gh1986 at gmail.com> wrote:

> hello  guys
> i want to slimming my asterisk by loading only mandatory modules. in order
> to do that, i edit my modules.conf file and set autoload=no and load just
> mandatory modules.
> my problem is, how should i determine which modules are necessary to
> asterisk works correctly? i have sip, h323 and dahdi connection on my
> asterisk. is there any documentation about mandatory modules for asterisk?
> or anybody has such a list?
> any comments or hints are appreciated

First, please don't cross post across mailing lists. The asterisk-users
mailing list is an appropriate place for questions about Asterisk
deployment; the asterisk-dev mailing list is appropriate for questions
regarding development, i.e., code. As many people subscribe to both lists,
cross posting is not necessary. Since this is a question about deployment,
it is appropriate for the asterisk-users mailing list, and not the
asterisk-dev list.

Second, there is not a canonical list of 'required' modules for Asterisk.
You can run Asterisk without any of the loadable modules and it will
technically function, although it obviously won't do much. What modules you
need is determined by your deployment - which includes both the channel
technologies you want to use, as well as your dialplan. That isn't
something anyone can answer for you.

You can, however, use menuselect to help determine what module dependencies
need to be fulfilled. Beyond that, you should look at what applications and
functions a module provides to determine if you need it. Asterisk: The
Definitive Guide has some excellent information in Chapter 2.

Matthew Jordan
Digium, Inc. | Engineering Manager
445 Jan Davis Drive NW - Huntsville, AL 35806 - USA
Check us out at: http://digium.com & http://asterisk.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.digium.com/pipermail/asterisk-users/attachments/20131111/84f03d85/attachment.html>

More information about the asterisk-users mailing list