Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

2 posts

Wannabe Geek

Topic # 29072 21-Dec-2008 23:00
Send private message

Currently running the AsteriskNow GUI2.0 on an IP04  box having moved  from a PC based Trixbox arrangement.  Running asterisk 1.4.20

To use my new setup with the VFX service, the asterisk config settings need to be modified from those discussed in:

I couldn't find anything around discussing the issues I had so I thought I'd post here in case it helps others.

The GUI puts everything into users.conf.  When the trunk is defined the following is required to be entered into the GUI
- make sure the username is your phone number with the leading zero from the area code removed
- fromdomain is
- fromuser same as username just mentioned.  Possibly this could be left blank
- insecure set to very in the drop down box
- password as given by xnet
- hostname is

Remember to set in your hosts file as per post referenced above.

Now what this all does is create a channel definition in your users.conf file with the name [username] and sets the registersip=yes so that registration will occur.  You no longer need a separate register=> entry in the sip.conf file - indeed the entry shouldn't exist.

However registration will fail at this stage because the REGISTER messages and the INVITE messages will user the username (your phone number) as the authenticationuser in the authentication digest section.  VFX has a separate authentication username that is different than your phone number (that other long number/alpha string supplied by support).

To get this to be used instead you need to add the following to the sip.conf file:

auth =

where authusername and secret are those long numbers given by support when you signed up to asterisk.  What this does is replace the authuser and secret defined in the channel definition if the realm matches - which it will for the VFX service.


Create new topic
24991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4880

Biddle Corp

  Reply # 185594 22-Dec-2008 06:47
Send private message

How long have you had your IP04 for? What do you think of it?

2 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 185604 22-Dec-2008 08:17
Send private message

I've had the IP04 for about 3 months, used in a domestic situation so no great load on the system and been using it only with analog trunks and SIP/IAX extensions.  It has run pretty flawlessly over that period.  I have recently had a need to change the analog modules around and did find that it seemed to need the modules to be installed next to one another (no empty slots between).  Yet to get to the bottom of that.

Previously the lack of a GUI was a major disadvantage if the product was to be used in a situation where there was no Asterisk guru around.  However the AsteriskNow 2.0 seems quite solid and has a reasonable feature set support and so has removed much of that disadvantage.

I use the BAPS package system and make use of David Rowe's repository - seems to work well and I am very appreciative of David's work.  Basically the supplied loaded software isn't really useful as they are old versions, it does need to be upgraded.  In doing so I did lose network connectivity and had to revert to the serial console - so perhaps not for the faint hearted and the documentation is a little sparse in places.

I haven't tried the latest voiptel release so can't comment on that.

Nice thing is the size and power consumption - both small.  The state of the USD hasn't helped the price unfortunately.

About to install it at work (12 employees) over the Christmas period so I guess I have enough confidence to do that.  So no affliations but I think it is worth a serious look.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Red Hat unveils production-ready open source hyperconverged infrastructure
Posted 23-Jun-2017 22:10

Whatever ailed Vodafone broadband … seems to be fixed
Posted 23-Jun-2017 14:10

VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05

Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56

Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05

Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51

Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50

You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47

Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38

Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03

Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21

Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:16

The future-proof 10.5-inch iPad Pro
Posted 13-Jun-2017 18:16

Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia
Posted 13-Jun-2017 11:30

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.