AstLinux Project

AstLinux Project


AstLinux Release:

AstLinux Release Version: 1.3.8
Generic x86-64bit (Video Console):
Release Date: 2020-04-02
Generic x86-64bit (Serial Console):
Changes: ChangeLog
Guest VM x86-64bit (Video Console):
Asterisk Versions: 13.23.1, 13.31.0, 16.8.0
Generic x86-32bit (Video Console):
New Installation: Instructions
Generic x86-32bit (Serial Console):
Download: Use a desktop browser to download an ISO Installer Image

Release Notes:

AstLinux 1.3.8 Highlights:

All users are encouraged to upgrade.

Previous Asterisk 11.x users are encouraged to switch to the new Asterisk '13se' (stable edition). Some configuration changes will be needed, though minimal.

The PPTP VPN server has been removed. PPTP VPN (MS-CHAPv2) is insecure and is no longer supported in AstLinux.

New Documentation Topics:
No Additions

Updated Documentation Topics:
No Changes

AstLinux 1.2.10 was the last supported version for "net5501" and "alix" board types. A custom build can still be used to generate 'run' images for "net5501" and "alix" board types.


AstLinux is a "Network Appliance for Communications" 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 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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