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Can anybody explain why to use Asterisk PBX rather than standard PBX from Matrix or Siemens [closed]

Can anybody explain why open-source Asterisk is favourable in comparison with a traditional PBX system from a vendor such as NEC/Syntel/Matrix or Siemens.
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High availability Asterisk options?

We currently run FreePBX on a single node. I'd like to have a cluster of asterisk instances for sharing the load, but mainly for failover. I'm curious how other people have solved this problem. ...
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How-To Integrate FreePBX Phonebook and Users with LDAP?

I'm using FreePBX and want to use phonebook integrated with ldap. I googled and nothing very specific come up. Do you guys have any experience about the subject?
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Asterisk / Trixbox Allow Inbound Caller to redial and bridge

I want a caller to be able to phone into asterisk from a mobile phone or a pay phone and then enter a special PIN and allow them to dial another number. This could allow for significant savings on ...
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Automated reports with FreePBX 2.8.1.4

FreePBX has a 'Reports' tab that allows you to create a few reports and some of them you can export as a .csv or .pdf, but it doesn't really have any finer features than that. I would ultimately like ...
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Asterisk IVR setup: disallow direct dial for some extensions?

We've got PBX to configure. It's based on Elastix 2.4.0, freePBX 2.8.1 and Asterisk 1.8.20.0. Currently we have a setup for inbound calls like that: Inbound call > Announcement (30 sec) > IVR (...
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Is someone is trying to access our IP-PBX

We run asterisk on a freePBX distro. The system is only up for one day. When I logged in to asterisk from the terminal the system was generating a lot of unexpected messages just like the following. ...
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How to add more incoming/outgoing lines capability to Asterisk?

We have 4 people call us from around the country at once and it causes our phones to be busy. We want to be able to have at least 8 people call us at once without anyone getting the busy signal. ...
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How do I 'activate' voicemail on an extension on asterisk-Freepbx

I have asterisk-Freepbx (Version 12) hosted on a debian 7 server. I have created an extension (Cisco IP phone SPA 504G). I am able to dial in and out. The extension is configured to go to voicemail ...
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How to Remove SIP or Plus Prefixes from Incoming Calls on FreePBX?

How can I remove the "sip:+" (sip plus) prefix from incoming numbers? The number is being cached on my phone, and is an illogical format, so I cannot call that number back.
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Can a FreePBX backup be restored to a different version?

I run a small PBX based on the FreePBX distro of Asterisk. The installation has been steadily upgraded but for various reasons, we want to start again on a new server with a clean install from the ...
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Accept calls on external cell phones - FreePBX Distro

We installed FreePBX distro last week and configured it so that when someone calls in, it goes to all the phones so someone here can answer the call. After trying all the internal extensions, it ...
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Using Asterisk and FreePBX how can I map extensions to outbound routes

I have a Trixbox server (Asterisk and FreePBX) that has multiple tenants on it. I need these tenants calls to go out via different outbound routes in order to split the bills at the SIP trunk provider ...
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How to setup multiple listening ip addresses on Trixbox

I currently have added another ISP to our Data Center and have decided to setup an additional ethernet alias on our Trixbox for the 2nd ip address of our new provider. From what I have read you can ...
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FreePBX: Basic config?

I've just successfully set up an Asterisk+FreePBX install on an Amazon EC2 instance per this guide: http://voxilla.com/2009/10/15/voxillas-freepbx-in-a-cloud-step-by-step-1457 (I've also assigned it ...
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Polycom IP 650 Custom display

I've been googling all over the place and haven't found a good way to do this. I'm hoping that someone out there has done something like this. I have Polycom 650's and 331 deployed to my users via a ...
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Asterisk ${CALLERID(name)

I am working with asterisk (Asterisk 1.8.11.0), freepbx (2.x) and was building a dialplan (extension_custom.conf). I wanted to get caller Name from database which i have stored for example. CLI> ...
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How to forward a call to SIP server

I have a SIP server(Asterisk) I have configured a DID for outbound and inbound. My asterisk server has freepbx installed to manage it. My requirement here is, when anyone calls to this DID call should ...
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10,000 entries in iptables on CentOS 4GB Ran, dual core 2.3ghz?

I am running a linux box with FreePBX/Astrisk installed. I have blocked China and Hong Kong using lists from ip2location. com/blockvisitorsbycountry.aspx website. My fail2ban was going off like ...
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Advantages and disadvantages to using a VPS (or any remote server) to host a VOIP/PBX system

My company currently runs a Trixbox Pro server locally. We're getting sick of the licensing fees and terrible community support and are considering migrating to something like FreePBX. I see that ...
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Asterisk flooded by incoming SIP connection from unknown peer

Hello i just installed an new asterisk configuration with freepbx and signed for a SIP account. I setup the SIP trunk with my provider data, launched the console with the asterisk -vvvr command to ...
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How can I link two Trixbox servers to make free calls between them?

We have a Trixbox server at the office, and I have one at my home too. They have been working fine independently of each other for a while, but I figured if they could talk to each other over the ...
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How to match numbers based on end of number?

I am setting up an Asterisk VoIP server (using FreePBX) and I need to identify all numbers that end with a particular pattern. This is required for routing purposes, that is, to find out whether they ...
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Can't receive phone call on my FreePbx extension

I'm running out of hair to pull here. I have my freepbx installed and configured ok at the beginning. I was testing it with Google Voice account. I can call out and receive call. I'm sure I must did ...
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Share phones but not extensions in Asterisk

I'm setting up a new Asterisk PBX, and I'm on the process of buying IP phones. I plan to add phones as needed, as we can't afford to buy them all at once. However, I do want to create a single ...
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How to configure a custom context/dial plan for incomming calls in Elastix/FreePBX?

I would like to know how set a custom context from the extensions.conf file, to deal with the incoming calls in Elastix/FreePBX? I have developed a custom dial plan called [my-custom-incoming1] and ...
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Installing FreePBX or Asiterisk-GUI on working server

We have server with Ububuntu and asterisk 1.8 on it without any web-interfaces. Our managers ask me to make them web-interface for looking over config, users, calls and so on. I've installed ...
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How to play and record wav in Asterisk

Please, how could I do these things on asterisk: 1) Externally (with some API) make a call from asterisk and play wav and hangup the call 2) How should I configure the extension/route/whatever on the ...
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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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FreePBX How to play an announcement for misdialled calls

Our Asterisk-based PBX (FreePBX "Tango" distro) does not require any prefix for outgoing calls. The system is able to recognise external numbers and route them appropriately. Some of our users who ...
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GUI for Asterisk 1.8.8 on Debian 6 [closed]

Can someone point me towards a tutorial for installing either FreePBX, or a Webmin GUI for Asterisk 1.8.8 on Debian 6? Asterisk Thirdlane Multi Tenant PBX Manager and Asterisk Thirdlane PBX Manager ...
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How can I limit Asterisk's Chanspy feature to certain channels?

I'm using a standard config of Asterisk 1.4 with FreePBX using the chanspy feature code. I want to restrict what channels it is possible to spy on, ideally doing this in a .conf file. How would I do ...
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TrixBox Message Waiting Indicator in Device and User Mode

My trixbox installation supports hot-desking, so that users can take any desk and log into the phone. To do this, I placed FreePBX into Device-and-User mode, which allows the devices (phones) and ...
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How do I configure Asterisk to use G729 on a trunk with FreePBX

I've successfully got the channel from phone->PBX working on G279. I'm just trying to get the PBX->trunk to also be G279. I did this by using FreePBX and putting in allow=g729,ulaw into each ...
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FreePBX: Asterisk in the Cloud (EC2) Audio Problems

Please pardon the newbie question, but I can't seem to figure this out. I followed Voxilla's tutorial to the tee. But in making calls, my softphones connect, yet no audio (in either direction). I ...
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freepbx over openvpn network

I am using OpenVPN to access my internal network. I have FreePBX for my SIP phones. I have a soft phone on my cell phone when I am on my WiFi the soft phone works great. When I leave WiFi and go to ...
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How to configure Hylafax to send faxes to folders?

At my current job, we have an established phone/fax system that uses Elastix on top of FreePBX and Hylafax. The guy who set it up did so by himself (a former employee we still have on contract as ...
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How to know what number was dialled on incoming call

The scenario In the UK. I have one (BT openreach) phone line coming into a Cisco SPA232D. That phone line is ringable on a number, let's say 01235AAAAAA. I have a virtual number, 01235BBBBBB, which ...
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sip register success on one host but fail on another host in same local network

I acquired antisip account and setup asterisk (lets say PBX-A) to register. It worked fine. However, I attempted to do so with another asterisk (PBX-B). No luck this time. PBX-A and PBX-B are on the ...
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FreePBX server (cent OS base) locks up with no errors or kernel panics

Bit of a baffling situation I've been dealing with for a few days. I have multiple CentOS headless servers (6.4) with the following stats: Core CentOS - 6.4 (Final) Kernel - 2.6.32-358.14.1.el6....
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Problems in Asterisk when configuring x-lite

I setup AsteriskNOW 1.6 with freePbx. I assigned it an address 192.168.164.128, and I made a team on a virtual machine (vmware). There are 2 clients: Windows XP the AsteriskNOW server I logged ...
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elastix cdr stop working

CDR was working before 19 march. Unfortunately i dont remember what kind of changes i made to configuration, but this exactly not changes to CDR config. elastix 2.4.0 asterisk 11.7.0 mysql 5.0.95 ...
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Virtual PBX for automated attendant and SIP clients [closed]

I have a task to make our own virtual PBX for automated attendant and SIP clients. Scenario is following: We have our SIP account given from our voice carrier now I want to share these lines with ...
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Can't dial through SIP trunk: FreePBX/Asterisk

I set up a SIP TRUNK in FreePBX/Asterisk that works perfectly for incoming calls. Here' s the relevant configuration: type=friend host=201.217.31.10 callerid=mynumber username=595XXYYZZZZZZ@prepago....
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Asterisk, How can i play an audio file [closed]

Here is the dial plan [testInComingCalls] exten => s,1,Answer exten => 30953025,1,Dial(SIP/20000,20) I would like to play an audio file as soon as somebody answered the call (Welcome Message)..
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Asterisk Register username with special character like “@”

I am using a SIP provider that has provided me with a username like: +1122233344@aaa.bb.com (Note this is only the username part) And has a numerical password. My Register string looks something ...
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Get Asterisk/Freepbx to ignore digits that were unnecessarily dialed (area code for local calls)

This is the second part of this question, worded better. Remove local area code on outbound calls, and remove "dial 1" for long distance in Trixbox/Asterisk I have removed the NEED to ...
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Changing hostname on a Cisco spa504g (FreePBX)

Anyone know how to change the hostname using FreePBX's commercial module End Point Manager on a cisco spa504g? I keep coming up short handed... Any help would be extremely appreciated.
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Delay in outbound & inbound calls for ip phones

I have an issue with outgoing calls and inbound calls on elastix 2.6 some time i can make calls from ipphoe but its take more than 10 to 25 seconds Or cannot make calls Incoming Some time phone ...
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Asterisk: How to disable specific dahdi channel without reloading module?

My POTS line #2 (which is channel 2-1 on Dahdi group 0) is having noise issues, while the phone service provider is fixing that problem I would like to disable this channel temporarily. Is there a ...