Last week I upgraded our FreePBX to version 12. No problems there except the behavior of paging changed.
I had a cron job running weekly to make sure our Digium phones always got “alert-info: intercom” so that they wouldn’t ring-answer when the operator pages. When that happens people try to answer their phones and get frustrated when they realize it’s actually a page. Here is what my cron job contained:
use asterisk update paging_autoanswer set setting='Alert-Info: intercom' where useragent='Digium'
I had this running once a week and all was well. After upgrading to FreePBX 12 this continued to work if I ran it manually but I found that the setting kept getting overwritten at seemingly random times. I decided I would have to run that command once a minute to keep it working properly, which I didn’t want to do, so I checked for updates and found a new paging module. Upgraded that. Then I upgraded the DPMA to version 2.1.
Now paging is completely broken. When I dial a paging group, the phones in the group ring one to two times then hang up. On the phone I dial the paging group from, it sounds like paging is working. I get the beep I expect. But none of the phones hear what I say.
Kinda lost at this point.