[TriLUG] Suggested Asterisk voip setup
jim at neuse.net
Thu Jan 29 20:22:37 EST 2009
While I will admit that even a Windows user may learn the web interface
of Trixbox, I absolutely resemble the comment about Windows users being
Our Triangle Open Source Lab is launching an embedded system with
Trixbox at our next meeting that is free and open to all (unless you're
one of those sticking Windows users that can go straight to h3ll, do not
pass go, do not collect $200).
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Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 8:13 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Suggested Asterisk voip setup
I wouldn't dismiss Trixbox so quickly.
While the commercial version is a bit under-powered (by which I mean:
sold on equipment that is meant for low to medium use), the distro is
constantly updated and most voice apps integrate easily into Trixbox.
It also has one of the largest active fan bases out there.
As a system for business use it has the advantage that it is easy to
manage (even Windows users can be trained to use the web-based setup),
and several local companies support Trixbox (just in case those windows
users are real losers...).
---- Jason White <jason at jw2.org> wrote:
> * Hadrian Zbarcea (hzbarcea at gmail.com) [090129 15:18]:
> > I saw good reviews for trixbox. It just moved to the top of my list
> I've heard not-so-good reviews on trixbox, so I'm using "PBX in a
> Flash", which bundles in FreePBX, and love it so far. It's a CentOS
> v5 iso, and I have it running as a Xen guest under my Debian Etch
> dom0. My Asterisk server is behind an iptables firewall (another
> domU), and NAT works fine, assuming you port-forward SIP and RTP.
> (Hint: only allow incoming SIP traffic from your provider(s))
> Also, since I only have a single VoIP line (Broadvoice), I grabbed a
> Grandstream HT-286 (~$30) to turn my analog phones into Asterisk
> Using the Ekiga (GNOME) softphone as another Asterisk extension,
> usually connected to my Jabra bluetooth headset (connected via a
> lovely little micro USB dongle).
> For me, Asterisk is/was a fun (and cost effective) project for my home
> office, and once you get all the kinks worked out, it has a very high
> wife approvoval factor! I just wish my $work PBX had a fraction of
> the features...
> 1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833242001
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