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All configuration resides in /etc/allmon3. The stock configuration files are always available at /usr/share/doc/allmon3/ for recovery and documentation.

After changing any configuration file, the service allmon3 must be restarted using systemctl restart allmon3.

Node Configuration

Allmon3's node connections are configured in /etc/allmon3/allmon3.ini. The allmon3.ini file is a standard INI-formatted file. Each stanza in the file is a node number. Each node stanza then can take the following options:

Option Req'd / Opt Default Description
host Req'd - DNS name or IP address of the Asterisk/ASL node
port Opt 5038 Port of the Asterisk manager
user Req'd - username of the Asterisk monitor, most commonly 'admin'
pass Req'd - password of the monitor user
multinodes Opt - this node is a server hosting multiple nodes and this is the "primary" record for the host.
voters Opt n[,n,...] List voters on this server, comma separate. No value disabled voters
pollinterval Opt 1 polling interval to asterisk in default is 1. this value can be expressed as a decimal fraction of a second - e.g., .5 is 500ms, .375 is 375ms, etc.
vpollinterval Opt 1 Broadcast interval of voter data in seconds default is 1. this value can be expressed as a decimal fraction of a second - e.g., .5 is 500ms, .375 is 375ms, etc.
retryinterval Opt 15 Seconds between retries if initial connection to asterisk is lost (optional, default 15)
retrycount Opt "Infinite" number of times to retry a lost asterisk connection before ending (default infinite)

An example minimal node configuration would be:

host =
user = admin
pass = Passw0rd

An example of a server with multiple nodes on it:

host =
user = admin
pass = Passw0rd
multinodes = 12345, 23456

Here's an example for monitoring three ASL Nodes:




Server Customization

Allmon3 has multiple configuration files to consider:

  • /etc/allmon3/web.ini - This is the customization interface for the Allmon3 web interface. I

  • /etc/allmon3/custom.css - Certain CSS customizations to change colors in the application. Follows standard CSS rules and syntax.

  • /etc/allmon3/menu.ini - Allows for the customization of the Allmon3 web menu. By default, the menu is a list of all nodes found in allmon3.ini. Customized menus can be configured as described in menu.ini.example.


The web.ini file has four configuration sections - web, syscmds, node-overrides, and voter-titles.


The web section has the basic customizations for the Allmon3 site. Each item in this section is documented in the file.


The syscmds section defines the templates in the "system commands" menu. This stanza lists commands that are templates for the systems command modal dialog. The format is:

  command text = Command Label
  command text = Command Label
  command text = Command Label
In any command text the @ will be replaced with the node the command modal was selected from. For example:
    rpt status @ = Show Node Status
wll result in the command 'rpt status 1999' assuming this command was selected from Node #1999.

It is possible to create optional stanzas named in the format [syscmds-NODE] (e.g. [syscmds-1999]) and have those commands templates appear only for the given NODE listed. Example:

rpt cmd @ cop 999 xxx = Execute function 999


The node-overrides section can be used to override information from the ASL database. Using this section, the AllStarLink DB labels for a node may be replaces with custom text. The format is:

This section must exist even if it's empty. For example:

    1999 = My special private node
    2010 = Wild Party Node


The voter-titles section is used to set display names for voters. This functions identically to [node-overrides]. For any voter not named here, voters will have an auto-generated name of "Voter NODE".

If this file is present in the api/ subdirectory of Allmon3's web interface and named menu.ini, this file will override the default behavior of the web interface simply listing the configured nodes in the left navbar. If this file is not present, all nodes in allmon3.ini/allmon3.ini.php will display singly in configured order.

NOTE: Not listing a node in the menu WILL NOT cause the node to go un-polled if it is already configured in allmon3.ini. This allows the system administrator to have "hidden" nodes. If you want to completely stop polling an Asterisk/ASL node, the node must be removed from allmon3.ini.

The format for this file is as follows:

[ TITLE ]                         :: The stanza header is the label
                                  :: for this menu item
type  = ( menu | single )         :: If type = menu, the item is interpreted as a dropdown
                                  :: menu with each LABEL item displaying. If the
                                  :: type = single, then only a the first LABEL = TARGET
                                  :: will be displayed as a non-dropdown. In the case of
                                  :: type = single, the [ TITLE ] is ignored completely

LABEL = TARGET                    :: Each [ TITLE ] displays one or more LABELS
LABEL = TARGET                    :: with a link to TARGET. When TARGET is all numbers
LABEL = TARGET                    :: then TARGET is assumed to be a ASL node and
                                  :: the link will filter down to the TARGET node
                                  :: specified. Any other pattern will be interpreted
                                  :: as a full or partial URL/URI.
                                  :: Of special node, creating a menu item of
                                  :: multiple nodes to display, TARGET and simply be
                                  :: #NODE,NODE,NODE - e.g. #1999,1998,1997
Note that the order of the nodes within a stanza is irrelevant. They will be displayed as sorted alphabetically ascending according to UTF-8 (e.g. 0-9, A-Z, +).

An example custom menu may look like:

[ W8WKY ]
type = menu
W8WKY = 43211
48496 = 48496
45839 = 45839

[ N8XPK ]
type = menu
N8XPK = 42993
43118 = 43118
47987 = 47987

[ Test ]
type = single
AllStarLink =

Using Nginx instead of Apache

Nginx can be used instead of Apache. Instead of using the apache2 package, install nginx using the above directions. After configuring nginx, edit /etc/nginx/sites-available/default (or your preferred site configuration) and add an include directive within the appropriate server { } configuration block. For example:

server {
    listen 80 default_server;

    [... other stuff ...]

    include /etc/allmon3/nginx.conf;

    [... other stuff ...]