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Old 07-03-2016, 02:47 AM   #1
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arch linux: start asterisk as root at boot

I have asterisk running on an arch linux virtual machine. Starting asterisk manually as root make it work fine:
$ ps aux | grep asterisk
avahi      297  0.0  0.0  41328  2996 ?        Ss   08:16   0:00 avahi-daemon: running [asterisk.local]
root       677 12.5  1.2 1349380 50152 ?       Ssl  08:40   0:02 asterisk
aag        757  0.0  0.0  10776  2144 pts/0    S+   08:40   0:00 grep asterisk
I then tried to start it automatically using:
sudo systemctl enable asterisk
The result is:
$ ps aux | grep asterisk
avahi      297  0.0  0.0  41328  2996 ?        Ss   08:16   0:00 avahi-daemon: running [asterisk.local]
asterisk   304  1.2  1.2 1352012 51260 ?       Ssl  08:16   0:14 /usr/bin/asterisk -f -C /etc/asterisk/asterisk.conf
aag        654  0.0  0.0  10776  2288 pts/0    S+   08:36   0:00 grep asterisk
In the second case, Asterisk seems to be denied access to its own SQlite database, implying that it runs as non-root. Is that correct? If so, which is the correct method to start asterisk as root automatically at boot? Many thanks and apologies for the na´vety of my question.
Old 07-04-2016, 11:08 AM   #2
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I'd say you better give it proper access to the database instead of running as root.


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