[Freeswitch-users] Improving freeswitch init script for fedora/centos/redhat/amazon-linux

Jun Sun jsun at junsun.net
Mon Nov 9 04:46:49 MSK 2015

I'm porting freeswitch to amazon linux running on an EC2 instance.  And I
have installed the following fedora init script to automatically start/stop


However I notice that this script does not work reliably.  Specifically
restart does not always do the job.

I looked in and did some experiments.  It appears "freeswitch -stop" does
not kill the daemon reliably. It is especially so when freeswitch is just

So I add some code to do the killing more persistently.  I also added
"status" command. It is tested on amazon linux.  I'm sure it will work on
fedora and centos.  Hopefully it can be of help to others in the similar

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