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Humbug Collector for Asterisk Open Source PBX

The Humbug Collector agent is used to connect your existing Asterisk PBX system to the Humbug Call Analytics and Fraud Analysis cloud. The collector can be used as a means to connect to the Humbug Service, or, as a means to connect your Asterisk system to an external auditing facility.


0.8.2 - Initial Humbug Collector Release, by Humbug Telecom Labs Ltd

0.9.0 - Controllable Instance Release, by Greenfield Technlogies Ltd

0.9.1 - Add a proper file with installation and new SPEC file


Download from Github:

git clone

Now, you are required to compile and installation the code

cd humbug-collector
make all
make install
make config

Asterisk Configuration

In order to activate the agent, you are required to add a manager entry to your Asterisk manager.conf - similar to the below:

secret = Your_Super_Secret_Password
permit =
read = all 
write = 

Now, you are required to enable CDR logging to your manager interface. Edit the /etc/asterisk/cdr.conf file to match the following items:

unanswered = yes

Then, you need to enable cdr_manager in the cdr_manager.conf file:

enabled = yes

Now, logon to your Asterisk console and issue the following commands:

asterisk*CLI> manager reload 
  == Parsing '/etc/asterisk/manager.conf':   == Found
  == Parsing '/etc/asterisk/manager_additional.conf':   == Found
  == Parsing '/etc/asterisk/manager_custom.conf':   == Found
asterisk*CLI> module reload 
    -- Reloading module '' (Asterisk Manager Interface CDR Backend)  

Following the above procedure, issue the following command to verify your CDR backend is loaded correctly:

asterisk*CLI> cdr show status

Call Detail Record (CDR) settings
  Logging:                    Enabled
  Mode:                       Simple
  Log unanswered calls:       Yes

* Registered Backends

Your output should resemble the above - if it doesn't, you've done something wrong.

Collector Configuration

The collector has a single configuration file, located at /etc/humbug/humbug.conf. Following below are the parameters you are required to modify, in order to get up and running:

# Astersk manager connection

# IP address
address =

# Manager port

# Manager username
user = humbug

# Manager secret
secret = Your_Super_Secret_Password

Make sure you setup your Humbug PBX key correctly. Just to make sure, your API key appears in the Humbug console, under Config->Settings->My PBXs. Pay carefull attention here, there are two keys configured for each PBX. The h_apikey parameter requires the first key (the one on the left).

h_apikey = The_Key_Appearing_In_The_First_Box

Now, if you wish to encrypt your data, you should set the following:

# Send encrypted data
# no by default
encrypted = yes

# Encryption key
h_key = Your_Key_Appearing_In_The_Second_Box

Please note, the following are currently not in use:

# Check community blacklist
community_blacklist = no

# Do Hangup
action_hangup = no 

Once you have everything up and running smoothly, you can lower your logging level:

# Log file
log_file = /var/log/humbug/humbug-collector.log

# Debug level:
#       1 - ERROR               Show errors only
#       2 - WARNING             Show errors and warnings
#       3 - INFO                Show errors, warnings and info
#       4 - DEBUG               Show all ( Huge data )
debug_level = 1

Multiple Instances

It is now possible to run multiple instances of the Humbug Collector on the same machine. Pay attention that in order to do so, you are required to create multiple configuration files, change the log_file settings in the configuration file, then create a proper init script for each instance.


GPL v2

Free Software, Hell Yeah!