We had an open meeting this day.
Michael Tanenhaus gave a quick overview on how to setup Asterisks. In summary, there are two parts to configure for asterisks to function. There is the ‘/etc/dahdi’ stuff which configures the card, previously known as ‘zapper’. The ‘/etc/asterisks’ stuff holds the extensions and the software configuration for the phone routing. Michael said that “the best way to understand asterisks [ the /etc/asterisks part ] is that everything is an extension.”
He recommends this wiki.
Nick had the following question:
“Has anyone used Sun Service manager ? Is there something that Linux can do replace this ? ”
He said the only piece of software preventing him from moving their development machine from Sun Solaris to Linux was the Sun Service manager.
Dave thinks Initab may be able to do this. The stuff that is in initab will be started by init.
He said Bernstien’s startup stuff uses this. Michael did a google search and found that monit does what Sun Service manager does.
Dave Biel had a question in regards to the difference between 64bit and 32 bit machines.
Question: What is the difference between 32bit and 64bit.
Dave Dodge responded: “Makes some things faster.”
“more registrars and pointers to work with.”
“32bit is limited addressing 4GB per process.”
“64bit will let you address multiple 4GB groups of RAM.”
Wikipedia has a pretty good page on the difference.x86-64bit
There was more talk about the grub boot loader and accessing the sound devices with /dev/dsp.