AstLinux Project

AstLinux Project


AstLinux Release:

AstLinux Release Version: 1.4.5
Guest VM x86-64bit (Video Console):
Release Date: 2022-03-01
Changes: ChangeLog
Generic x86-64bit (Video Console):
Asterisk Versions: 13.38.3, 16.21.1, 18.10.0
New Installation: Instructions
Generic x86-64bit (Serial Console):
Download: Use a desktop browser to download an ISO Installer Image


AstLinux is a "Network Appliance for Communications" open-source x86_64 Linux software distribution. Unified communications including voice, presence and messaging. Network routing, stateful filtering firewall and VPN support. AstLinux's framework allows integrators and developers to deploy solutions that may be remotely monitored, supported and upgraded using an optimized 60 MB compressed image.

Release Notes:

AstLinux 1.4.5 Highlights:

All users are encouraged to upgrade, read the ChangeLog for the details.

The ipsec-tools (racoon) support in AstLinux (since 1.4.2) has been removed.
The Network tab -> VPN Type: "IPsec Peers" and "IPsec Mobile" in the web interface has been removed.
The AstLinux Team suggests using either WireGuard or OpenVPN for your VPN needs, but if IPsec is required for compatibility reasons the Network tab -> VPN Type: "IPsec strongSwan" should be able to do what you want, albeit in a less than ideal text based configuration.

Updated Documentation Topics:
Asterisk LTS Series Version

Vultr KVM (Cloud Hosted Guest VM's)


AstLinux provides a communication and networking platform including:

Supported 64-bit, x86_64 boards and appliances include:

Supported Virtual Machine guest environments include:

The following telephony hardware cards are supported via DAHDI:

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