AllStarLink Standard Commands

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This section contains the suggested prefix digits, mandatory command codes, and suggested command codes for Allstar Link.

Mandatory Command Codes

These are the mandatory command codes which all Allstar Link nodes must support to provide command code consistency to the users.

*1nodeDisconnect Link

*2nodeConnect link in monitor mode

*3nodeConnect link in transcieve mode

*4nodeEnter command mode on a remote node

*70 Local connection status

*99 DTMF Phone Key (Assert PTT from Phone Portal)


  1. node is an Allstar Link node number
  2. Node number zero (0) is shorthand for the last node operated on by a previous command
  3. Monitor mode means listen to a node, but do not send any audio to it
  4. Command mode means send all received DTMF digits to the node number specified (bypassing the local command decoder). Send # to exit command mode, and restore local command decoding.

Prefix Digit Suggestions

DTMF Commands
Prefix Description
*1 Disconnect from link.
*2 Connect to node in Rx only mode.
*3 Connect to node in Transceive Mode
*4 Command Mode for controlling node
*5 User-defined macros
*6 User defined functions, such as autopatch
*7 Connection Status / Other Functions
*8 User defined functions
*9 User defined functions
*0 User defined functions
*A User defined functions
*B User defined functions
*C User defined functions
*D User defined functions

Optional Command Codes

These are suggested, but are typically configured by default on ASL nodes.

*80 Force System ID

*81 Say System Time

*980 Say app_rpt software version

*75 Link Connect (Local Monitor Only)

*72 Last active node (system-wide)

*73 System-wide connection status

*71 Disconnect all links (macro)

*74 Reconnect all links (macro)

Complete List of AllStar Commands

The default AllStarLink DTMF commands are well commented in the configuration file /etc/asterisk/rpt.conf These may be changed if you or someone else edited the file so take a look at the actual file on your node to be sure. All of the possible commands are documented at the top of the source. You don't need to be a C programmer to read the comments.