[kwlug-disc] VoIP questions

Adam Glauser 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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