Who is using Asterisk?


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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.

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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.
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