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Who is using Asterisk?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Floren, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    It's been 2 months since I "hacked" 2 Cisco 8961 phones to work with Asterisk.
    I moved from a regular $50/month landline to Asterisk with voip.ms as line provider ($2/month). The results are really impressive. This is an old video I made, when I was testing the setup. What I like about Cisco phones is how elegant they are and how great the sound quality is with Asterisk.

    I run Asterisk on a NUC server (CentOS 6 x86_64, tiny box next to mouse), that also managers my APC Pro and sends me emails when the power is out. It shuts down gracefully the servers when the APC reaches a certain percentage and restarts them back when the power outage is finished.

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I have just started learning Asterisk...
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  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I have 2 asterisk boxes.
    I use PBXinaflash.com (PIAF) to do all the heavy lifting.
    PIAF uses FreePBX as the GUI for Asterisk.
    They have a great forum ... guess who got them on Xenforo ? :)

    Ward runs the show ... his blog is here.

    Good place to start
    it has endpoint managers that make adding phones quite a bit easier.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013
  4. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    I'm running my own packages of Asterisk for CentOS 6 because none of RHEL based repos provide a complete list of useful/properly updated extensions. For example, mp3 and srtp. :) Also, my Cisco phone model requires a patched version of Asterisk (axivoplus).
    # yum --enablerepo=axivo list asterisk*
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * base: centos.mirror.netelligent.ca
    * extras: centos.mirror.iweb.ca
    * updates: centos.mirror.gtcomm.net
    axivo                                                                                            | 2.9 kB     00:00
    axivo/primary_db                                                                                 |  97 kB     00:01
    Installed Packages
    asterisk.x86_64                                                   11.5.1-1.el6                                @axivoplus
    asterisk-core-sounds-en-g722.noarch                               1.4.24-1.el6                                @axivo
    asterisk-moh-opsound-g722.noarch                                  2.03-1.el6                                  @axivo
    Available Packages
    asterisk-alsa.x86_64                                              11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-calendar.x86_64                                          11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-core-sounds.noarch                                       1.4.24-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-core-sounds-en.noarch                                    1.4.24-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-core-sounds-en-alaw.noarch                               1.4.24-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-core-sounds-en-g729.noarch                               1.4.24-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-core-sounds-en-gsm.noarch                                1.4.24-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-core-sounds-en-ulaw.noarch                               1.4.24-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-core-sounds-en-wav.noarch                                1.4.24-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-curl.x86_64                                              11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-dahdi.x86_64                                             11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-devel.x86_64                                             11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-fax.x86_64                                               11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-festival.x86_64                                          11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-ldap.x86_64                                              11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-lua.x86_64                                               11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-minivm.x86_64                                            11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-mobile.x86_64                                            11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-moh-opsound.noarch                                       2.03-1.el6                                  axivo
    asterisk-moh-opsound-alaw.noarch                                  2.03-1.el6                                  axivo
    asterisk-moh-opsound-g729.noarch                                  2.03-1.el6                                  axivo
    asterisk-moh-opsound-gsm.noarch                                   2.03-1.el6                                  axivo
    asterisk-moh-opsound-ulaw.noarch                                  2.03-1.el6                                  axivo
    asterisk-moh-opsound-wav.noarch                                   2.03-1.el6                                  axivo
    asterisk-mysql.x86_64                                             11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-odbc.x86_64                                              11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-ooh323.x86_64                                            11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-oss.x86_64                                               11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-postgresql.x86_64                                        11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-radius.x86_64                                            11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-skinny.x86_64                                            11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-snmp.x86_64                                              11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-sqlite.x86_64                                            11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-tds.x86_64                                               11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-unistim.x86_64                                           11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    asterisk-xmpp.x86_64                                              11.5.1-1.el6                                axivo
    Personally, I prefer to use a CLI interface, instead of a GUI, it allows me to have a better control of everything. It also allowed me to learn much faster how to setup properly Asterisk.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013

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