[kwlug-disc] VoIP questions

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Jan 5 16:02:58 EST 2010


My problem is identifying a decent set of repos.  Is there one repo that
is a meta-repo of others? Or a "best" CentOS5/RHEL5 repo?  

Of course, once you start glomming packages from repos together, there
is the opportunity for incompatibilities.

On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 14:17 -0500, john at netdirect.ca wrote:
> It helps to learn how centos (yum) handles software repos. It makes dealing with odd packages much easier. 
> 
> 
> John Van Ostrand , CTO, co-CEO
> Net Direct Inc.
> 564 Weber St. N. Unit 12
> Waterloo, ON N2L 5C6
> Ph: 519-883-1172
> Fx: 519-883-8533
> http://www.netdirect.ca
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lori Paniak [ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com]
> Sent: 01/05/2010 02:11 PM EST
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] VoIP questions
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 13:55 -0500, Adam Glauser wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> 
> I admit that the worst part of trixbox and Elastix for me is the OS -
> CentOS 5.  Hunting for packages that should be in the default repo and
> then resolving dependencies by hand is rather, um, Windows like.
> Fortunately, there is very little of this to do with trixbox and once it
> is setup, the systems are very stable (the home trixbox is up for 27
> weeks now).  "yum update" may be the only new command you need to learn.
> 
> The VOIP web GUI is very straightforward and tasks like adding an
> extension are easy.  Well within the range of anyone reading this mail
> list.  
> 
> --=-ZcBAtHC+yPGGJsiL3KW5--
> 
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