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Zeon

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Hey Guys,
We currently are using Trixbox and while its fairly reliable I'm thinking of moving to Elastix. We are running Trixbox 2.6 and I have never been able to get some features to work such as voicemail to email and I also feel that its a bit cobbled together around FreePBX. We are going to require fax to email support and I'm not confident that Trixbox can do this reliably, and if it can that it will not be easy to setup.

As a replacement I'm looking at Elastix. I see an Active Directory integration module is in the pipe (which is a big thumbs up). Everything I hear is that its better than trixbox and also has better fax support.

We are on DVX with 11 DDIs, 2 trunks and 4 simultaneous calls.




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rphenix
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  #350536 13-Jul-2010 10:31
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Yes I stopped using Trixbox awhile ago favouring Elastix which works quite well out of the box including virtual faxes

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  #350543 13-Jul-2010 10:41
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KK, well it looks like Elastix 2.0 has been delayed anyway so I don't think I'll make the switch before then. BTW fax to email works great on Trixbox. After manually altering sendmail a bit via command line I think we are getting about 99.9% of faxes through on g.711 ulaw.




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  #350586 13-Jul-2010 12:18
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Whether or not it's better is totally a matter of opinion. I deploy both systems and there are pros and cons of both. Things such as voicemail to email aren't broken, you obviously just don't have a SMTP server properly configured.

IMHO trixbox is a more secure product as it doesn't have as many things bolted on to it, and security is the biggest threat facing VoIP users at present. If you don't have your system locked down and have explicit rules restricting SIP traffic to your system and/or running software such as fail2ban it's not a matter of if you will be hacked but when you will be hacked.

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  #350591 13-Jul-2010 12:24
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sbiddle:
IMHO trixbox is a more secure product as it doesn't have as many things bolted on to it, and security is the biggest threat facing VoIP users at present. If you don't have your system locked down and have explicit rules restricting SIP traffic to your system and/or running software such as fail2ban it's not a matter of if you will be hacked but when you will be hacked.


Couldn't agree more with that statement.  Any IP PBX should have all unnecessary services disabled, incoming ports limited to just the ITSP's IP range(s) and fail2ban for added security along with decent passwords on each SIP/IAX device and restricted to local lan range where possible.


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  #356333 26-Jul-2010 08:29
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A few things come to mind:
Elastix-2.0 will have the ability to change *all* the system-passwords during installation, something that Trixbox / Elastix-1.6 don't have, that's one of the reasons why Elastix-2.0 has been delayed
FreePBXv3 generates random passwords for all Extentions and has a button to randomly generate a new password. This is also a nice feature they implemented a few months back after some long IRC sessions going over feature ideas
Elastix-1.6 does come with "extras" you'll likely never need, though they're in a disabled state

Keep your eyes peeled for Elastix-2.0 coming soon, along with some other cool things in the very near future too!

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