[asterisk-users] Avaya 9608G and DHCP and TFTP and HTTP oh my

Thomas Peters TPeters at mcts.org
Thu Mar 1 08:46:31 CST 2018

Right-- I've seen the Avaya document you cite below. It says "To administer DHCP option 242, make a copy of an existing option 176" but I don't have any example of option 176 or 242 to copy, and don't know what to do to /etc/dhcpd.conf to make it offer option 242. 

Then there's this long table of parameters to use with (presumably) option 242.

I was hoping someone had a working minimal example of a dhcp option 242 config I could copy and modify.

They only have minimal function? No speed dials, BLFs, etc? 

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Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] Avaya 9608G and DHCP and TFTP and HTTP oh my

On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 08:48:38PM +0000, Thomas Peters wrote:
> I'd like to start configuring my Avaya 9608G phones for use on 
> Asterisk / FreePBX / PBX-In-a-Flash. I'm using a variety of other 
> phones on my system without major issues.
> I've read the discussion back in March, May and August of 2016, but 
> unfortunately, my difficulty is much more basic. I think it has to do 
> with DHCP, specifically, what options I'm offering the phone via DHCP.

So you might want to start without configurations from DHCP. Enter the file/http server in the phone manually and point it to a http server containing the needed firmware files and a correct 46xxsettings.txt for you asterisk.

Avaya uses other dhcp options for these phone (242):

BTW these phones are a terrible waste when used with Asterisk. They only provided minimal functionality (calls and transfer).

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