How to install A2billing with Asterisk on Centos 5


Asterisk / A2Billing on centos

What is A2Billing

A2Billing is a class 4 and class 5 softswitch with inline billing, designed for providing residential, business and wholesale VoIP services, calling cards.

Prerequisites  ::

>> Centos 5 clean and scratch server with yum installed.

>> First the get version of OS and 64bit/32Bit

You can get the version by following the command below ::

#cat /etc/*release*

>> Kernel  versin using the below command ::

#uname -a

>> disable firewall first. re-enable it later.

# service iptables stop

Initial setup to proceed with installation ::

First Get everything up to date on your server, you can update it via yum using commands below ::

#yum -y upgrade

#yum -y update

#reboot

#yum -y update

Need to install first the required modules on the server  as below ::

If you are server version is [32 bit] (i686) then do follow the command below to install modules ::

#yum -y install gcc gcc-c++ kernel-devel bison openssl-devel libtermcap-devel ncurses-devel doxygen curl-devel newt-devel mlocate lynx tar wget nmap bzip2 mod_ssl crontabs vixie-cron speex speex-devel unixODBC unixODBC-devel libtool-ltdl  libtool-ltdl-devel mysql-connector-odbc mysql mysql-devel  mysql-server php-mysql php-mbstring php-mcrypt flex screen  libxml2 libxml2-devel libtiff libtiff-devel

If you are server version is [64 bit] (x86_64) then do follow the command below to install modules ::

#yum -y install gcc.x86_64 gcc-c++.x86_64 kernel-devel.x86_64 bison.x86_64 openssl-devel.x86_64  libtermcap-devel.x86_64 ncurses-devel.x86_64 doxygen.x86_64 curl-devel.x86_64 newt-devel.x86_64  mlocate.x86_64 lynx.x86_64 tar.x86_64 wget.x86_64 nmap.x86_64 bzip2.x86_64 mod_ssl.x86_64  crontabs.x86_64 vixie-cron.x86_64 speex.x86_64 speex-devel.x86_64 unixODBC.x86_64  unixODBC-devel.x86_64 libtool-ltdl.x86_64 libtool-ltdl-devel.x86_64 mysql-connector-odbc.x86_64 mysql.x86_64 mysql-devel.x86_64 mysql-server.x86_64 php-mysql.x86_64 php-mbstring.x86_64  php-mcrypt.x86_64 flex.x86_64 screen.x86_64 libxml2-devel

#yum -y install libidn-devel krb5-devel krb5-libs zlib-devel libidn-devel

#ln -sf /lib64/libcom_err.so.2 /lib64/libcom_err.so

Done.

NOTE :: A2billing Asterisk required PHP 5.2 or higher.

Now installation of Asterisk ::

#groupadd asterisk
#useradd -c “asterisk PBX” -d /var/lib/asterisk -g asterisk asterisk

#cd /usr/src/

#wget http://downloads.digium.com/pub/asterisk/asterisk-1.6.2.9.tar.gz

#tar -zxvf asterisk-1.6.2.9.tar.gz

#cd asterisk-1.6.2.9

#make clean

#./configure

#make menuselect

(setup what you need in the menu manager,include mysql)

#make

#make install

#make samples

#make progdocs

#make config

#chkconfig asterisk on

#asterisk -vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvc

#core stop now

#service asterisk start

>> edit the following files in /etc/asterisk:

#nano /etc/asterisk/indications.conf – Change default country (its not manadatory do modification if required )

#nano /etc/asterisk/modules.conf – Uncomment the line ‘preload => res_odbc.so’

#nano /etc/asterisk/modules.conf – Add ‘noload => pbx_ael.so’ to bottom of file

#nano /etc/asterisk/modules.conf – Add ‘noload => codec_dahdi.so’ to the bottom of the file

Now copy and paste the below code to the specified files using the commands as below ::

1.
===============================
# rm /etc/asterisk/extensions.ael

# cat > /etc/asterisk/extensions.conf << EOF

[general]

static=yes

writeprotect=yes

autofallthrough=yes

extenpatternmatchnew=no

clearglobalvars=yes

priorityjumping=no

userscontext=default

[globals]

[default]

exten => _.,1,Goto(i,1)

exten => i,1,NoOp(Invalid)

exten => i,n,Congestion()

exten => i,n,Hangup()

exten => h,1,NoOp(Hanging up)

EOF
================================

2.
================================
# rm /etc/asterisk/extensions.lua

# cat > /etc/asterisk/sip.conf << EOF

[general]

context=default

allowguest=yes

match_auth_username=yes

allowoverlap=no

allowtransfer=no

realm=pbx12.vitell.co.uk

udpbindaddr=0.0.0.0

tcpenable=no

tlsenable=no

srvlookup=yes

pedantic=no

tos_sip=cs3

tos_audio=ef

tos_video=af41

tos_text=af41

cos_sip=3

cos_audio=5

cos_video=4

cos_text=3

maxexpiry=3600

minexpiry=60

defaultexpiry=120

mwiexpiry=3600

qualifyfreq=60

qualifygap=100

qualifypeers=1

vmexten=voicemail

disallow=all

allow=alaw

mohinterpret=default

mohsuggest=default

parkinglot=plaza

language=en

relaxdtmf=yes

useragent=AsteriskPBX

sdpsession=AsteriskPBX

promiscredir=no

dtmfmode=rfc2833

videosupport=no

callevents=no

alwaysauthreject=yes

shrinkcallerid=no

allowsubscribe=yes

subscribecontext=default

notifyringing=yes

notifyhold=yes

notifycid=yes

callcounter=yes

t38pt_udptl=yes,fec,maxdatagram=400

faxdetect=no

nat=no

directmedia=no

directrtpsetup=no

EOF

=======================================

You’re done with Asterisk installation here🙂🙂🙂

Now lets get a2Billing for both asterisk server and Master SQL( just gonna use the sql for sql)

# cd /usr/src

# mkdir a2billing

# cd  a2billing

Download the a2billing source from the link below ::

http://www.asterisk2billing.org/get-started/direct-download/

Click on download, it will download the source at your local computer and then upload it to your server using SFTP.

Once uploaded. extract it ::

tar -zxvf Star2Billing-a2billing-v1-current-0-g95789f5.tar.gz

cd Star2Billing-a2billing-d960375

then move all the files from Star2Billing-a2billing-d960375   to a2billing

#scp -r -p /usr/src/a2billing/Star2Billing-a2billing-d960375/ /usr/src/a2billing/

Extraction done. Then ::

>> On Master SQL Server do the following

# cd /usr/src/a2billing/DataBase/mysql-5.x

# mysql -u root -p < a2billing-createdb-user.sql;

# mysql -u root -p mya2billing < a2billing-mysql-schema-v1.7.0.sql;

We will need to make a new user on the master SQL server that has permissions remotely.

# mysql> CREATE USER ‘a2bMySQL’@’10.10.10.%’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘yourpassdb’;
# mysql> GRANT ALL ON *.* TO ‘a2bMySQL’@’10.10.10.%’;

Mysql database, user adding  and importing the database file is restored.

Now Back to Asterisk Box

#cp /usr/src/a2billing/a2billing.conf /etc/

#nano /etc/a2billing.conf

>> Edit a2billing.conf to  the following

===================================
[database]

hostname = 10.10.10.1

port = 3306

user = a2bMySQL

password = yourpassdb

dbname = mya2billing

dbtype = mysql

===================================

>> Edit the file as below ::

# /etc/asterisk/res_mysql.conf  Or you can find /etc/asterisk/res_config_mysql.conf

# nano /etc/asterisk/res_mysql.conf   Or nano /etc/asterisk/res_config_mysql.conf

===================================
[general]

dbhost = 10.10.10.1

dbname = mya2billing

dbuser = a2bMySQL

dbpass = yourpassdb

;dbport = 3306

dbsock = /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
===================================

>> Edit the file as below ::

# nano /etc/asterisk/extconfig.conf

===================================
[settings]

sipusers => mysql,mya2billing,cc_sip_buddies

iaxusers => mysql,mya2billing,cc_iax_buddies

sippeers => mysql,mya2billing,cc_sip_buddies

iaxpeers => mysql,mya2billing,cc_iax_buddies
===================================

>> Once done Fix folder Permissions using commands below ::

#chmod 777 /etc/asterisk

#touch /etc/asterisk/additional_a2billing_iax.conf

#touch /etc/asterisk/additional_a2billing_sip.conf

#echo \#include additional_a2billing_sip.conf >> /etc/asterisk/sip.conf

#echo \#include additional_a2billing_iax.conf >> /etc/asterisk/iax.conf

#chown -Rf apache /etc/asterisk/additional_a2billing_iax.conf

#chown -Rf apache /etc/asterisk/additional_a2billing_sip.conf

>> Copy sound to asterisk folder

#/usr/src/a2billing/addons/sounds/install_a2b_sounds.sh

>> Now Edit the Manger.conf

#nano /etc/asterisk/manager.conf

and add below code ::
==============================================
[myasterisk]

secret=mycode

read=system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user

write=system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user

==============================================

and now save and exit the file.

>> Copy AGI files and make executable

#cd /usr/src/a2billing/AGI

#cp a2billing.php /var/lib/asterisk/agi-bin/

#cp -Rf lib /var/lib/asterisk/agi-bin/

#chmod +x /var/lib/asterisk/agi-bin/a2billing.php

#mkdir /var/www/a2billing

#chown apache:apache /var/www/a2billing

#cp -rf /usr/src/a2billing/admin /var/www/a2billing

#cp -rf /usr/src/a2billing/agent /var/www/a2billing

#cp -rf /usr/src/a2billing/customer /var/www/a2billing

#cp -rf /usr/src/a2billing/common /var/www/a2billing

chmod 755 /var/www/a2billing/admin/templates_c

chmod 755 /var/www/a2billing/customer/templates_c

chmod 755 /var/www/a2billing/agent/templates_c

chown -Rf apache:apache /var/www/a2billing/admin/templates_c

chown -Rf apache:apache /var/www/a2billing/customer/templates_c

>> edit apache file that is  /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

#nano /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

find DocumentRoot and chane to below:

===================

DocumentRoot “/var/www/a2billing”

===================

Save and exit the file and restart the apache.

# service httpd restart

Its Done.

Now you can go on your A2billing page  using below link ::

http://yourip/admin/  Here (your ip will be your server ip )

log in  Using the details  below ::

======================
user: root
pass: changepassword
======================

Once logged in Change your login passowrd.

Now lets edit asterisk so the AGI works

# nano /etc/asterisk/extensions.conf

Paste below to the bottom of the file.

====================================
[a2billing]
; CallingCard application
exten => _X.,1,DeadAGI,a2billing.php
exten => _X.,2,Wait,2
exten => _X.,3,Hangup
[did]
; CallingCard application
exten => _X.,1,DeadAGI(a2billing.php|1|did)
Now configure httpd to start on boot
#ntsysv
arrow down to httpd and hit the space bar .tab to ok click enter
====================================

Asterisk will already start on boot🙂

Errors and troubelshootings ::

Access Denied  while changing the password.

Check the ownership of the /var/lib/php/session  and change it to root.

#chown root.root /var/lib/php/session

Done. Now you can configure the A2billing as per your requiredments.

🙂🙂🙂

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