[kwlug-disc] VoIP questions
adamglauser at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 13:55:45 EST 2010
Lori Paniak wrote:
> You could have each phone with its own DID, but that is not very
> efficient. A DID from unlimitel is rated for 5 simultaneous calls by
> default. And then you get the single "office" number that can be used
> for advertising, etc.
> For a simple office, skip the low-level programming of Asterisk and load
> a copy of trixbox CE or Elastix on an old computer with a couple of
> NICs. You'll get the "hoopla" with less hassle than separate DIDs. And
> you will be able to transfer calls between extensions on your PBX.
I was thinking we would probably end up doing that eventually, but
thought the one DID per person thing would be simpler. Thanks for
setting me straight.
I have to admit that I'm a bit nervous to suggest this and then have it
be a whole lot of maintenance and a learning curve we don't really want
to deal with. Do the Asterisk distros tend to make it pretty idiot-proof?
Does anyone have experience with either Xorcom or Morphix? I'm much
more comfortable with Debian.
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