[Trilug-ontopic] Asterisk on Linux or in a Linux VM under OS-X

Greg Brown gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 09:17:54 EDT 2008


Thanks for the reply.  I had tried Zoneminder some time ago and it looks
like a bunch of new features have been added.  I might have to give it
another go.

Thx for the "fxo modem" tip, I'll see what can be dug up.


On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 8:37 AM, David Brain <dbrain at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> The problem will probably be the modem - the consensus seems to be
> that most modems cannot be used as an FXO replacement, (google for
> 'fxo modem' reveals some apparent success, but few details).
> The actual VM part on the Mac should be a straightforward,
> VirtualBox/VMWare Fusion/Parallels should all work.
> BTW - ever looked at ZoneMinder (http://www.zoneminder.com/) for the
> security cam server? Has a pretty decent web interface - I've had a
> server up and running now for 6+ months and it works pretty nicely -
> even have it set up to email me movie clips of alerts.
> David.
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 10:58 PM, Greg Brown <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So, I think I have a need for Asterisk (finally!).  My condo association
> has
> > three phones, all of which run $80/month for "business phone" from
> Embarq.
> > I think I can get this down to one phone line, DSL and IP phones, or
> > POTS-to-VoIP adapters.
> >
> > Here is my question: assuming I have one "real" phone line are there any
> > options for connecting that phone to a modem in the Mac for use when the
> > line is out?  I know Digium makes some cards for Linux but I wonder if
> there
> > is any way to run this all under a VM on the Mac which will already be in
> > place to monitor the security cameras (yes, I know I can use Motion for
> this
> > but I want the "more user friendly" web interface that ships with the OS
> X
> > stuff).
> >
> > I could run a seperate machine for the Asterisk server and Digium POTS
> > gateway thingy but I'd prefer not to if at all possible.
> >
> > Greg
> >
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