Monday, May 26, 2008

It's the little stuff

Just about everyone that's tried to cause Asterisk to play hold music that's streamed from elsewhere has run into the "Stopped music on hold on Local/202@default-b77d,2" issue. Googling for it is no help whatsoever. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of people asking about this error.

The answer is quite simple: if you're sucking off of a stream, comment out the line that starts with "directory". You only need the "mode" and "application" lines.

How do I know this? Well, let's just say that I spent a few hours today, tracing just that very problem.