astman(1) a client to asterisk's manager interface


astman hostname


astman This program is a full-screen (terminal) client for Asterisk's manager interface.



The host name or IP address to connect to (TCP port 5038). If astman fails to connect it will exit immidiately.


If astman has successfully cunnected to the manager port it will prompt the user for a username and a secret (password) for the manager interface on the remote Asterisk manager interface. It will then be able to report existing channels (calls). You will then be able to redirect calls to or terminate them.


The hostname does not default to localhost.

Impossible to use a port other than 5038.

The username and password cannot be defined from the command-line.

I mean, what's the point in a man page if the syntax is so simple?


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