[asterisk-users] Alias for country in indications.conf

Patrick Wakano pwakano at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 01:08:58 CDT 2018

Hello list,
Hope you all doing fine!
I've tried to use the 'alias' directive in the indications.conf file but
apparently it doesn't work....
It looks like maybe this feature was removed, because old sample for the
indications.conf file have example using the alias parameter, but newer
samples don't have it anymore.... also I couldn't find any ticket saying
this parameter was deprecated.... Anyway when trying to use it, it doesn't
work..... Anyone aware of some change related to this?
I am using Asterisk 13.6.0 and have this in indications.conf:
*alias = gb*
description = United Kingdom
ringcadence = 400,200,400,2000
; These are the official tones taken from BT SIN350. The actual tones
; used by BT include some volume differences so sound slightly different
; from Asterisk-generated ones.
dial = 350+440
; Special dial is the intermittent dial tone heard when, for example,
; you have a divert active on the line
specialdial = 350+440/750,440/750
; Busy is also called "Engaged"
busy = 400/375,0/375
; "Congestion" is the Beep-bip engaged tone
congestion = 400/400,0/350,400/225,0/525
; "Special Congestion" is not used by BT very often if at all
specialcongestion = 400/200,1004/300
unobtainable = 400
ring = 400+450/400,0/200,400+450/400,0/2000
callwaiting = 400/100,0/4000
; BT seem to use "Special Call Waiting" rather than just "Call Waiting"
specialcallwaiting = 400/250,0/250,400/250,0/250,400/250,0/5000
; "Pips" used by BT on payphones. (Sounds wrong, but this is what BT claim
; is and I've not used a payphone for years)
creditexpired = 400/125,0/125
; These two are used to confirm/reject service requests on exchanges that
; don't do voice announcements.
confirm = 1400
switching = 400/200,0/400,400/2000,0/400
; This is the three rising tones Doo-dah-dee "Special Information Tone",
; usually followed by the BT woman saying an appropriate message.
info = 950/330,0/15,1400/330,0/15,1800/330,0/1000
; Not listed in SIN350
record = 1400/500,0/60000
stutter = 350+440/750,440/750

The CLI shows Asterisk definitely understood the 'alias' parameter:
CLI> indication show uk
Country Indication      PlayList
uk      <ringcadence>   400,200,400,2000
*uk      alias           gb*
uk      dial            350+440
uk      specialdial     350+440/750,440/750
uk      busy            400/375,0/375
uk      congestion      400/400,0/350,400/225,0/525
uk      specialcongesti 400/200,1004/300
uk      unobtainable    400
uk      ring            400+450/400,0/200,400+450/400,0/2000
uk      callwaiting     400/100,0/4000
uk      specialcallwait 400/250,0/250,400/250,0/250,400/250,0/5000
uk      creditexpired   400/125,0/125
uk      confirm         1400
uk      switching       400/200,0/400,400/2000,0/400
uk      info            950/330,0/15,1400/330,0/15,1800/330,0/1000
uk      record          1400/500,0/60000
uk      stutter         350+440/750,440/750

But the dialplan execution causes this:
ERROR[20778][C-00000006]: func_channel.c:661 func_channel_write_real:
Unknown country code '*gb*' for tonezone. Check indications.conf for
available country codes.

Any info is much appreciated!
Patrick Wakano

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