root@athomehost:~# asterisk -r
Asterisk 1.8.4, Copyright (C) 1999 - 2010 Digium, Inc. and others.
Created by Mark Spencer <email@example.com>
Asterisk comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; type 'core show warranty' for details.
This is free software, with components licensed under the GNU General Public
License version 2 and other licenses; you are welcome to redistribute it under
certain conditions. Type 'core show license' for details.
Unable to connect to remote asterisk (does /opt/var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl exist?)
root@athomehost:~# ls -l /opt/var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl
srwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 Sep 22 14:03 /opt/var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl
asterisk.ctl doe s exist, however the file is of size 0. I think that I received a call at 14:03 (time shown by the file). What needs to be done to correct this problem? How did it get in to such a sad state?