3 Administration Functions

You use the administrative functions to control the actual Asterisk PBX. As previously discussed in this document, you must have your sudo file set up properly for any of the administrative functions to work.

3.1 Viewing the Current Configuration

You may view the .conf files currently being used by the PBX at any time using the 'Show Current Configuration' option from the main administration menu. Provided the working directory has been set up correctly, you will be presented with a page which shows the sip.conf, extensions.conf and zaptel.conf files associated with the currently installed Asterisk server.

3.2 Viewing Call Detail Records

You can see the current call detail records (CDRs) by selecting the 'Show Call Detail Records' option from the main administration menu. The page takes a snapshot of the records (non real time) so you will have to manually refresh this page if you want to use to option to monitor traffic.

3.3 Starting and Stopping the Server

Use these options to start and stop the Asterisk PBX.

3.4 Modifying the Configuration Files

Use the 'Raw Edit of Conf Files' option to edit your configuration (.conf) files directly as text. Note this edits the actual configuration files the running PBX uses so after you modify a file you will need to stop and the restart the server.

3.5 Creating and Modifying Voice Mailboxes

This option allows you to create mailboxes which you later assign to an extension.

3.6 Installing a Profile

This option copies over the configuration files associated with a profile to the Asterisk PBX working directory (usually /etc/asterisk). You should make sure you have previously backed-up your working configuration files before using this option as it will overwrite your existing files. As with the 'Raw Edit' administrative function, will need to stop and the restart the server after you have installed your profile.

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