|Summary:||asterisk fails to load the zaptel channel|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Thomas Sailer <t.sailer>|
|Component:||asterisk||Assignee:||Jeffrey C. Ollie <jeff>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||126.96.36.199-1||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-07-05 21:27:18 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Thomas Sailer 2007-12-23 09:39:37 UTC
Description of problem: asterisk complains that it does not have permissions to open devices under /dev/zap/*, and thus fails to load the zaptel channel Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): asterisk-1.4.16-1.fc8 asterisk-devel-1.4.16-1.fc8 asterisk-zaptel-1.4.16-1.fc8 zaptel-1.4.6-1.fc8 zaptel-devel-1.4.6-1.fc8 zaptel-lib-1.4.6-1.fc8 zaptel-utils-1.4.6-1.fc8 How reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. service asterisk start 2. look under /var/log/asterisk/messages Actual results: [Dec 23 09:26:03] WARNING chan_zap.c: Unable to open '/dev/zap/channel': Permission denied [Dec 23 09:26:03] ERROR chan_zap.c: Unable to open channel 1: Permission denied here = 0, tmp->channel = 1, channel = 1 [Dec 23 09:26:03] ERROR chan_zap.c: Unable to register channel '1' Expected results: x*CLI> zap show channels Chan Extension Context Language MOH Interpret pseudo zapincoming de default 1 sailerincoming de default 4 zapincoming de default Additional info: asterisk starts as user root group root, but is instructed (via command line options) to setuid/setgid to user asterisk group asterisk. The zaptel devices are user zaptel group zaptel, with permissions rw-rw----. Now the intention was to add group zaptel as supplemental group to group asterisk. This cannot currently work however, since asterisk does, when switching users/groups, setgroups(0, NULL), thus dropping all supplemental groups. Ways to fix: 1. patch asterisk to honour supplemental groups 2. add acl's to zaptel devices for group asterisk (or user asterisk) 3. have one group telephony instead of separate groups asterisk, zaptel 1 is probably the nicest.
Comment 1 Thomas Sailer 2007-12-23 09:55:12 UTC
Actually, asterisk does not need to be patched, it already does that if you _do not_ supply the -G argument. So I suggest you remove AST_GROUP from the initscript / sysconfig file
Comment 2 Tom Hughes 2008-02-01 14:12:22 UTC
I ran into this as well - zaptel was added (by something, not sure if it was asterisk or zaptel) to the supplementary groups for asterisk, but that is then ignored by asterisk. Basically, asterisk has some weird logic where if you specify a user and a group when starting it then it runs with exactly those permissions and discards all supplementary groups. If you only specify a user then it takes that user's default group and all that user's supplementary groups (including zaptel in this instance). My solution was the same as yours - removing the AST_GROUP setting from the config file.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-02-19 13:59:21 UTC
asterisk-1.4.18-1.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-02-19 15:55:44 UTC
asterisk-1.4.18-1.fc7 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 7
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-02-21 02:53:26 UTC
asterisk-1.4.18-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report. If you want to test the update, you can install it with su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update asterisk'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-1854
Comment 6 Robert Scheck 2008-07-05 18:39:52 UTC
The fix works for me, also added positive charma.