Asterisk is software that enables a server to act as an IP PBX system, VoIP gateway, conference server, and more.

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Unable to call through asterisk

I want to create a voip service.I have installed asterisk-1.4 on a dedicated remotely hosted debian lenny distro. I made a sip.conf and extensions.conf so as to place a call between two sip phones(i ...
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Can you please explain the difference between PBX and soft switch in less technical terms?

Asterisk is an open source PBX and FreeSWITCH is an open source soft switch. Source: http://www.freeswitch.org/node/117 Can you please explain the difference between PBX and soft switch in less ...
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Remove local area code on outbound calls, and remove “dial 1” for long distance in Trixbox/Asterisk

We have Trixbox CE 2.8 and Asterisk 1.6. I want to remove the 933 area code so you can just dial 555-5555 instead of 933-555-5555 for local calls. I also want to remove the +1 for long distance so ...
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How do I secure my Asterisk server?

Our asterisk server was compromised. some calls were made to Asia countries last weekend. Thought we have improved our network configuration, we still want to determine how the intrusion was done, we ...
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Inbound SIP calls through Cisco 881 NAT hang up after a few seconds

I've recently moved to a Cisco 881 router for my WAN link. I was previously using a Cisco Linksys WAG320N as my modem/router/WiFi AP/NAT firewall. The WAG320N is now running in bridged mode, so it's ...
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Asterisk SIP/2.0 401 Unauthorized

I'm running into a funny little issue with Asterisk 10.3, but it seems to be applicable to 10.4 as well. The server running Asterisk was relocated from a VPS to dedicated hardware, and now only 1 of ...
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Should I use an Asterisk GUI?

In the near future I'm going to be setting up an Asterisk box to handle all the phones in our office (a linux software developer). I've had a play and the basic setup seems fairly simple, and the ...
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Setting environment variables for a service without a login shell on Debian

I have created a linux service that runs as a deamon (and gets started from /etc/init.d/X). I need to set some environment variables that can be accessed by the application. Here's the scenario. The ...
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Blocking geographic cities from accessing Asterisk using Secast

I am using Secast for intrusion protection on my Asterisk PBX. It’s working great, and I now want to start blocking specific geographic regions. My system is getting hammered from Ramallah ...
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Parse and validate Asterisk dialplan before commiting

I recently made a number of changes to my Asterisk dialplan and would like to validate these changes before I commit. I am thinking more from a "write code" -> "compile" -> "debug" approach. I am ...
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asterisk system function not working in dialplan

After a call hangs up, I've setup several lines in my dialplan to execute system commands. For instance, I have this in my dialplan: exten => h,1,System(echo yo) exten => h,n,System(echo yo) ...
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Asterisk Manager Interface response delay

When connecting to the Asterisk Manager via a socket (telnet style), there is a 3 second delay after each commands. Is this normal? Why is it so? Can a response be returned immediately? ** EDIT ** ...
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Manually assign a PCI card to an interrupt

I have a server with two telephony cards (digium) and both are sharing the same IRQ. I'm getting a lot of interrupt misses on both cards and is affecting the quality. This wasn't like this before ...