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Virtual Private Asterisk 15

Beave writes "These guys have posted an interesting article on using Virtual Private Servers to secure and even run multiple instances of Asterisk on one machine. The article has in depth instructions on how to get such a beast up and running using hardware or emulated hardware (ztdummy driver). It's like running a small telco in a box!"
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Virtual Private Asterisk

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  • by dshaw858 ( 828072 ) on Monday July 25, 2005 @04:18PM (#13160104) Homepage Journal
    I have to say, I've used a Telephreak.org voice mailbox for about a year now. It's a lifesaver. The guys over there have an awesome way of doing things. I've met the crew online (irc.telephreak.org), and (as you may or may not be able to tell), they're pretty awesome. I'm a huge Telephreak fan. Glad to hear they're up to more cool stuff :)

    - dshaw
  • Ok it's a PBX, I know that much

    The docs etc. mention VoIP but what software clients, if any, can one use on a PC to talk to people behing the PBX - is that even part of it?

    I work in a satellite office and am interested in adding some sort of VoIP to our set-up but it's not my area of expertise.

    Is Asterisk the sort of solution I should be looking at or am I barking up the wrong telegraph pole?

    • by Anonymous Coward
      You can also come to Cluecon. Cluecon is a PBX Developers conference that will help to give you some ideas about what you can do with Asterisk and other VOIP technologies.

      http://www.cluecon.com/ [cluecon.com]
    • There are any number of SIP softphones, but I recommend using a softphone using asterisk's native IAX protocol. Check out the iaxcomm softphone for win32, linux and OSX: iaxclient.sourceforge.net/iaxcomm/index.html
    • Yea, I'm just as lost. Can you use Asterisk as a real PBX?... PSTN/POTS Asterisk Real telephone? VOIP Asterisk Real telephone? Can I hookup real phones to this thing?
      • Darn it... that should have looked like this:

        PSTN/POTS <-> Asterisk <-> Real telephone?
        VOIP <-> Asterisk <-> Real telephone?
      • Yes. Asterisk is a real, and very powerful open source PBX. With the requisite hardware you can hookup real phones, or use soft phones over SIP or IAX protocols, or use real TCP/IP phones (again SIP or IAX protocols), or hookup to a phoneline, or hookup to a VOIP number termination....

        Everything you ever wanted to know: www.voip-info.org
        Easy setup system: asteriskathome.sourceforge.net
        General Info: www.asterisk.org
        Hardware & Support: www.digium.com
  • One small detail (Score:3, Insightful)

    by hackwrench ( 573697 ) <hackwrench@hotmail.com> on Monday July 25, 2005 @04:47PM (#13160386) Homepage Journal
    Is it too hard to use the acronym PBX in the slashdot story? I'm tired of stories where either you have to visit the links, or already have an interest in the item in question (at which point, by the time it gets to Slashdot you've probably heard of the news item already.)
    • Is it too hard to use the acronym PBX in the slashdot story? I'm tired of stories where either you have to visit the links, or already have an interest in the item in question (at which point, by the time it gets to Slashdot you've probably heard of the news item already.) While I agree to some respect, I didn't even notice the article didn't mention PBX -- I see Asterisk and just think PBX.
  • Don't forget to checkout www.cluecon.com /b

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