[asterisk-users] Is Asterisk a Linux only system?

Ron Wheeler rwheeler at artifact-software.com
Thu Feb 12 08:43:33 CST 2015

Why not just bite the bullet and move to a supported Linux?
- you can be assured that it works
- updates are tested
- help and support is readily available.
- only takes a few minutes to install the whole setup
- configuration should port easily.

There is almost no Linux administration required once it is set up so 
getting deep into the actual OS is not required.
I have used CentOS (5.x and 6.x) for years without any problems.
I have not tried it with CentOS 7 and would recommend sticking with the 
latest CentOS 6  for a while yet.
I am converting the rest of my datacenter to 7 starting with the main 
firewall/router and a virtual host.
Firewall is now in production but it was a bit of a learning curve for me.

There are big differences between 6 and 7 and I would let some other 
Asterisk users switch before going to 7.

Free advice and worth every cent!


On 12/02/2015 9:25 AM, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> I know that it runs on other systems but do other ports get the same
> attention?  I have been running it on a NetBSD server for about a year
> now and while it mostly works it just crashes from time to time with no
> explanation or core dump.
> I have improved the situation by expanding my intrusion detection but
> it still stops every few days or so.  I have a cron job that tests for
> it and restarts it when necessary.
> Anyone else have experience on non-Linux systems?
> Cheers.

Ron Wheeler
Artifact Software Inc
email: rwheeler at artifact-software.com
skype: ronaldmwheeler
phone: 866-970-2435, ext 102

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