mckemie at spamcop.net
Wed Oct 19 06:29:36 CDT 2005
Thanks for responding!
On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 09:58:24PM -0500, Wayne Walker wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2005 at 10:59:39AM -0500, Willie McKemie wrote:
> > All this Asterisk talk has piqued my interest!
> > 3) Once I have the intercom service setup, is it trivial to then use
> > the intercom stations to access my telephone line?
> Yes, but...
> What you would really do is just what a normal business does. You have
> one or more lines coming in from your phone provider (whether it's SBC,
> GTE, or a VoIP provider). These connect into your Asterisk server.
> Then your asterisk server acts as a PBX. You then have "extensions"
> each extensions is either an ATA (Analog Telephone Adapter), an FXS port,
> or a VoIP phone. An ATA officially drives one phone line, but usually
> works fine with say up to 5. Same with an FXS port. ATA's and FXS
> ports run ~$80-150 each.
I'm now developing a little bit better mental model of how this stuff
works. I've ordered a couple of IP telephones and a couple of clone
cards for Asterisk. Tuesday, I looked at Frys for IP telephones, I
found some ATAs, but no telephones.
> > It seems attractive to find preconfigured and tested boxes to provide
> > the above capabilities. Comments? Recommendations?
> I've heard some good about "asterisk at home" which is an installer that
> will WIPE your hard drive, install linux, and asterisk, and configure
> asterisk somewhat.
> I'd recommend running RHEL4, CentOS4, or FC4 on a machine and installing
> Asterisk manually.
I have a bunch of Debian boxes and I notice that asterisk is in the
Debian repositories; I'll start there since I have no RH boxes. If
that doesn't go well, I might try asterisk at home on a disposable box.
> Make the next meeting and we can sort things out with you.
I live a ways out and very rarely go to town in the evenings.
BTW, I subscribed to the digest list as either
"sprinter at austinfarm.org" or maybe "mckemie at austinfarm.org". I
received one digest about a week ago, but none since. Don't know
whether the list is inactive or my subscription is screwed up.
Willie, ONWARD! Through the fog!
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