Summary:ASTERISK-06763: Voicemail broadcast to large number of extensions fails after 256 characters
Reporter:Garth Summey (gsummey)Labels:
Date Opened:2006-04-12 11:48:29Date Closed:2006-04-13 15:39:58
Versions:Frequency of
Description:I'm not going to be able to describe this bug well because it is over my head, but hopefully you will be able to make something of my rambling.

First off I don't know if this is a bug or a feature, but I would think bug due to it's limiting nature.

Ok, here it goes:

It seems that if a large number of extensions (or characters rather) are passed to the voicemail command such as:

exten => 599,1,VoiceMail(u599&400&401&402&.... etc

that after 256 characters of "mail boxes" the system no longer accepts the list and copying of voicemails from the original mailbox stops.  There are no errors generated in the full log that I can find.

In my case I am trying to copy a voicemail from the original vm box of 599 to the boxes 400 thru 412 and 500 thru 598.  My copying fails after mailbox 545.

This was talked about extensivily on the -users mailing list a while back, but as far as I have been able to search out was never resolved.

Here are some links regarding this issue, sorry for linking to the posts mid-discussion, but I can seem to find any one link that will then sub link to the entire thread.


I hope those messages help.  And I hope that this actually applies to app_voicemail and not some other system that I'm not aware of.

Comments:By: Tilghman Lesher (tilghman) 2006-04-13 15:39:58

Fixed in 1.2 branch, merged to trunk.