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Topic # 17174 15-Nov-2007 14:53 Send private message

Hi All,

Included below are some basic parameters to get your Asterisk server registering with our VFX platform, this is not intended as a walk through for configuring Asterisk from start to finish, but intended to get the registration and ability to call out via WorldxChange working. The following information assumes that you currently have a working knowledge of Asterisk and its configuration files, I’m sure others will be able to help with any other settings they find, but these are some of the settings we require as a minimum.
You will need to edit your Asterisk configuration files, below are examples for vanilla Asterisk and Trixbox:

Asterisk Configuration Details

Edit your Sip.conf file and add the following:

[General]

port = 5060
dtmfmode = rfc2833
disallow=all
allow=alaw
allow=ulaw
allow=g729 ; (G729 is a licensed Codec and must be licensed and enabled on your box if adding this line to your config)

registertimeout = 20
regseconds = 180

[VFX]

type=peer
fromdomain=pan.wxnz.net
fromuser=VFXNumber ; this is your VFX Number without the leading 0 i.e. 9950XXXX
host=pan.wxnz.net
insecure=invite,port
canreinvite=no
nat=yes
secret=PASSWORD
username=USERID

register=VFXNumber:PASSWORD:[email protected]/VFXNumber

Trixbox Configuration Details

Edit your Sip.conf file and add the following:

[General]

port = 5060
dtmfmode = rfc2833
disallow=all
allow=alaw
allow=ulaw
allow=g729 ; (G729 is a licensed Codec and must be licensed and enabled on your box if adding this line to your config)

registertimeout = 20
regseconds = 180

Edit your Sip_additional.conf file and add the following: 

[VFX]

type=peer
fromdomain=pan.wxnz.net
fromuser=VFXNumber ; this is your VFX Number without the leading 0 i.e. 9950XXXX
host=pan.wxnz.net
insecure=invite,port
canreinvite=no
nat=yes
secret=PASSWORD
username=USERID

register=VFXNumber:PASSWORD:[email protected]/VFXNumber

Also as a quick note.. Thank you to our VFX Asterisk Testers, your assistance has helped us get to where we are now.. :)

[Moderator edit (tonyhughes): Working step by step Trixbox VFX trunk settings here, and then this guide for installing Trixbox from scratch incl VFX]

[Mod (N8): Added disclaimer for licensing of G729 codec]




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  Reply # 95367 15-Nov-2007 15:16 Send private message

joshp:

 

Also as a quick note.. Thank you to our VFX Asterisk Testers, your assistance has helped us get to where we are now.. :)


Will we be on the WxC xmas card list this year? :-)

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Reply # 95387 15-Nov-2007 18:10 Send private message

sbiddle:
joshp:

 

Also as a quick note.. Thank you to our VFX Asterisk Testers, your assistance has helped us get to where we are now.. :)


Will we be on the WxC xmas card list this year? :-)


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  Reply # 95401 15-Nov-2007 19:50 Send private message

nate:
sbiddle:
joshp:

 

Also as a quick note.. Thank you to our VFX Asterisk Testers, your assistance has helped us get to where we are now.. :)


Will we be on the WxC xmas card list this year? :-)


Josh will shout you all beers Money mouth


Even better. When is the WxC Xmas party? Smile

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  Reply # 95406 15-Nov-2007 20:02 Send private message

And I'll shout the coffee Laughing




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  Reply # 95407 15-Nov-2007 20:02 Send private message

sbiddle:
nate:
sbiddle:
joshp:

 

Also as a quick note.. Thank you to our VFX Asterisk Testers, your assistance has helped us get to where we are now.. :)


Will we be on the WxC xmas card list this year? :-)


Josh will shout you all beers Money mouth


Even better. When is the WxC Xmas party? Smile


That sounds like fun!

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  Reply # 95423 15-Nov-2007 22:56 Send private message

Interesting to note u-law being used when E1's use a-law...means it needs to be transcoded at their interconnect points if you forced it to u-law.

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  Reply # 95444 16-Nov-2007 07:32 Send private message

Fraktul: Interesting to note u-law being used when E1's use a-law...means it needs to be transcoded at their interconnect points if you forced it to u-law.



Yes interesting isn't it Laughing good to see a TDM guy around here looking at that, I wonder why........let the educated quessing begin Wink




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  Reply # 95509 16-Nov-2007 12:29 Send private message

I'm sure you have your reasons Wink

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  Reply # 96609 23-Nov-2007 18:21 Send private message

Hi

Has anyone created a successful incoming route for their VFX Asterisk trunk. I have yet to get that to work. Outgoing is just fine and there is evidence of the incoming call reaching the box but its not being handled by the Route I have created. A working example would be great.

Cheers Mike

EDIT:
All fixed now. The instructions (in the sticky) to add allow=g729 was what caused my problems with the VFX trunk and one other. The Trixbox IVR system could not respond using g729. Removing that line from the [General] section of the SIP.CONF file fixed the problem and all is now back to normal - but with a great quality VFX trunk.

Cheers Mike

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  Reply # 96723 24-Nov-2007 15:44 Send private message

mruane: Hi

Has anyone created a successful incoming route for their VFX Asterisk trunk. I have yet to get that to work. Outgoing is just fine and there is evidence of the incoming call reaching the box but its not being handled by the Route I have created. A working example would be great.

Cheers Mike

EDIT:
All fixed now. The instructions (in the sticky) to add allow=g729 was what caused my problems with the VFX trunk and one other. The Trixbox IVR system could not respond using g729. Removing that line from the [General] section of the SIP.CONF file fixed the problem and all is now back to normal - but with a great quality VFX trunk.

Cheers Mike


Thanks for this, G729 is used in our networks but is a licensed codec, if you don't have it available in some of these systems it can cause problems, will need to  look at this.




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  Reply # 96755 24-Nov-2007 21:59 Send private message

maverick:
mruane: Hi

Has anyone created a successful incoming route for their VFX Asterisk trunk. I have yet to get that to work. Outgoing is just fine and there is evidence of the incoming call reaching the box but its not being handled by the Route I have created. A working example would be great.

Cheers Mike

EDIT:
All fixed now. The instructions (in the sticky) to add allow=g729 was what caused my problems with the VFX trunk and one other. The Trixbox IVR system could not respond using g729. Removing that line from the [General] section of the SIP.CONF file fixed the problem and all is now back to normal - but with a great quality VFX trunk.

Cheers Mike


Thanks for this, G729 is used in our networks but is a licensed codec, if you don't have it available in some of these systems it can cause problems, will need to  look at this.


Trixbox and Asterisk default installs will do G.729 passthru but can't transcode, ie your phone hooked up to Asterisk is speaking G.729 you will be fine as it can pass that thru without transcoding it. If your phone is set for something else it needs to transcode.

It's only US$10 for a Digium licence (single channel only) or there is a free G.729 implimentation available.



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  Reply # 96831 25-Nov-2007 14:18 Send private message

Thanks sbiddle and maverick.

Is the G729 codec a better option than either the ulaw or alaw options?  Guess I am trying to work out if its worth the effort of obtaining and loading the codec, certainly the cost is not an issue, but unless there's a significant benefit from a call quality point of view, it might not be worth the trouble.

Your thoughts would be worthwhile.

Cheers Mike

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  Reply # 96851 25-Nov-2007 16:25 Send private message

G729 is smaller packet codec, uses less bandwidth and is handles latency and jitter better than the G711, the G711 codecs are a higher quality but come at a price more bandwidth almost 3 times in some cases,  they are primiraly a TDM / WAN codec as they do not handle the latency and jitter as well as G729 so G729 is slighter better suited for NZ DSL conditions,




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