Structure of Config Files
Configuration files have a simple structure consisting of two parts, the stanza and key/value pairs.
- A stanza is a section of the config file. It starts with a name (or number) surrounded by square brackets on a line by itself. A config file will have one or more stanza. Each stanza continues until the next stanza or end of file. Stanzas contain one or more ker/value pairs.
- Key/value pairs set various values such as the ID of the node.
Config file comments are preceded with a semicolon.
In this example of two nodes the stanza is the node number and the key/value pairs set the CW ID and the ID timer:
; Node 1998 Stanza  idrecording = |iW1ABC idtime = 540000 ; 9 minutes ; Node 1999 Stanza  idrecording = |iW1XYZ idtime = 540000
Note: A stanza is also called a context in Asterisk PBX terminology, particularly related to the dialplan.