AstLinux Project

AstLinux Project


AstLinux Release:

AstLinux Release Version: 1.2.8
Generic x86-64bit (Video Console):
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Generic x86-64bit (Serial Console):
Changes: ChangeLog
KVM/Xen x86-64bit (Video Console):
Asterisk Versions:, 11.23.1, 13.11.2
Generic x86-32bit (Video Console):
New Installation: Instructions
Generic x86-32bit (Serial Console):
PC Engines ALIX (Serial Console):
Soekris net5501 (Serial Console):
Download: Use a desktop browser to download an ISO Installer Image

Release Notes:

AstLinux 1.2.8 Highlights:

All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade.

The AstLinux Project's cloud infrastructure has changed from '' to ''. The web interface "Prefs tab -> Repository URL:" needs to be changed accordingly provided you are using the default repository.

The Asterisk 1.8 LTS series will not be included in future AstLinux releases.

New Documentation Topics:
Firewall External Block List

Updated Documentation Topics:
Asterisk LTS Series Version


AstLinux is a "Communications and Network Appliance" open-source software distribution. Unified communications including voice, presence and messaging, provided by Asterisk (SIP, DAHDI) and Prosody (XMPP). AstLinux's framework allows integrators and developers to deploy solutions that may be remotely monitored, supported and upgraded using an optimized 50 MB image.

AstLinux provides a communication and networking platform including:

Supported x86 based platforms include:

The following telephony hardware cards are supported via DAHDI:

Computing resources are provided courtesy DJH Solutions, LLC