[asterisk-users] MOH on demand?

butrus.butrus at gmail.com butrus.butrus at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 12:02:22 CST 2017


I'm currently using Asterisk 11 (due to the fact that Debian Wheezy has
Ast 11 in backports - so that I can have security updates from my

I recently played a little with Asterisk to be able to hear
internet-radios over the local phones in my home. So I set up a couple
of music-on-hold classes to be able to "stream" the radios through
Asterisk to the phone(s). I use the "custom" MOH type.

I noticed however that asterisk downloads all of the streams the whole
time even there is no channel in use which would be using those
moh-streams. So my question is: Does Asterisk (maybe in version > 11)
allow to have on-demand MOH "custom" streams, i.e. in a way that
Asterisk would start an external binary to fetch the stream only when
needed - and when not needed the binary would then be
killed (using -HUP e.g.).

(Please, note that I'm NOT using internet radios for a real MOH - I'm
just using
the MOH mechanism to play the radio over the phone so _legally_ it is
not different from playing internet-radios using any other client.)


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