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# 18965 31-Jan-2008 11:42
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Please forgive me if the answer to this question is obvious, but what 'flavours' of asterisk do you allow to be connected to worldxchange? such as trixbox.

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  # 107744 31-Jan-2008 11:54
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trixbox will work fine - infact any Asterisk distribution should work fine.




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  # 107755 31-Jan-2008 12:08
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Thanks :) while Im on the subject whats your favorite asterisk distro?

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  # 107758 31-Jan-2008 12:27
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coloured: Thanks :) while Im on the subject whats your favorite asterisk distro?

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I run trixbox at home and have played with that since the pre 1.0 versions of Asterisk@Home. I also like pure Asterisk but for most people it's hard to go past trixbox if you want to be up and running quickly.

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  # 107763 31-Jan-2008 13:07
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For newbie (or non-newbie who just wants things to go well) I suggest Trixbox.

I am about to try AsteriskNow on advice from a friend - have seen it in action, and its great.

As long as its Asterisk under the 'hood', it will work with the VFX service (providing you get your account set up for Asterisk support of course).







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  # 107769 31-Jan-2008 13:41
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I use a self-brewed Trixbox because my server is a 266MHz PowerPC and only has a harddrive, 128MB Ram, an Ethernet socket and 2 USB ports so I couldn't install TrixBox (If you wondering why use that - it only draws the equivillent of a 15w light bulb!)

I installed Asterisk 1.4 and then installed FreePBX. Once it's done you have the same friendly admin screens to work with, but without some of the extra things you might not want/need from Trixbox (quite important when only playing with an underspec'ed machine).

Coming from a Windows background it wasn't exactly a walk in the park and I dred the day the server goes wrong and I have to reinstall/reconfigure everything! It took me days just to get Debian into such a state where I could compile Asterisk and then took even longer to get FreePBX working with it. It works well now though and supports 10 internal extensions and 8 trunks (including VFX Laughing)

If you're out to experiment with Asterisk but don't know Linux very well then TrixBox (and probably AsteriskNow - although I haven't tried it) would be a good place to start, you will learn a lot of fundamental's from it and will give you a running, well configured server in the minimum of time. Then when your confident enough (or bored and looking for something to do!) you can have a go at building your own setup - just like building your own PC it becomes a bit of a hobbie and you can get it run just how you want it. Although the time it takes versus the benefit you get wont exactly pass a cost-benefit analysis!

P.S. There's a lot of instructions online for how to install/maintain Asterisk in almost any configuration (home brew, TrixBox, FreePBX, etc) when you decide on a path to follow, find a good set of instructions online and follow them - make sure the instructions you pick give advice on locking down you server and configuring your Firewall... If you configure your boxes wrong you could potentially end up with a a hacker running you up a huge phone bill!



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  # 107801 31-Jan-2008 16:11
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Thanks again for you comments, much appreciated.
After reading a few articles and installing trixbox I hve gone with Elastix. Its just like trixbox but more community driven.

Are the settings in this thread sufficient for me to get it connected to wxc http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=65&TopicId=17174

Thanks again
Jurgen

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