[kwlug-disc] First impressions: Less than impressed with freeswitch for home usage

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 11 21:30:28 EST 2011

Unfortunately the Live CD was unusable in my test system (P4, 2.4 GHz, 2 GB 
RAM). I've never seen such a slow Live CD.

I added a user and an extension. I configured my ATA to the server's IP port 
5060 Entered the extension # and password. The ATA was never able to register.

Given that my configuration will be simple, I think that the Asterisk manual 
configuration won't give me too many headaches.

Thank you for the link though.

If someone wants to save the download and CD Burn, I can bring the FusionPBX CD 
to our next meeting. Hopefully you will have better luck,
Raul Suarez

Technology consultant
Software, Hardware and Practices
Twitter: rarsamx
An eclectic collection of random thoughts

From: Kiwi Ssennyonjo <kiwi at ssenn.com>
To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Sent: Fri, February 11, 2011 2:00:46 AM
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] First impressions: Less than impressed with freeswitch 
for home usage

Here is another resource, a live CD

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 00:56, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:

I heard the great virtues of freeswitch. Lower memory, faster processes, easy
>Kiwi, I am sure that may be the case in your enterprise systems but in a home
>system my experience was less than barely acceptable.
>Could it be that I'm doing something wrong?
>I followed the instructions from here (including compiling the sounds):
>My Hardware: PIII 400 Mhz with 256 MB RAM, old slow HDD. This is my test
>Once comfortable I'm planning to run DD-wrt, tomato or OpenWrt in a router 
>I expect will be even less powerful.
>PAP2T ATA for one extension,
>Ekiga as a soft phone for another extension.
>I'm expecting to get 3 DIDs (two Canadian and one Mexican)
>I installed Asterisk in that box and have been playing with it without
>complaints (Other than the by-hand configuration)
>Installation time, a few seconds using apt-get (older version 1.4)
>Updates in seconds using apt-get
>idle: CPU 0%, Mem 0.9%
>Listening to recording (x600) CPU 2%,  Mem 7.4%
>Echo test works perfectly almost no lag
>Calling between extensions lagged little less than 1/2 second but very clear.
>I've found a lot of information and advise.
>Installation time probably 4 hours to git and compile it. (Current git version 
>Updates expected to take a similar amount of time
>Idle: CPU 5%, Mem 5%
>Listening to music (x9664) CPU 6% Meme 5.5%
>Recordings and music break (as if playing under the water)
>Echo tests (x9195 x9196) don't even work
>Calling between extensions: Lagged 1/2 second and call not as crisp.
>Information and advise is sparse (to say the least)
>And I haven't even tried to install FusionPBX
>Raul Suarez
>Technology consultant
>Software, Hardware and Practices
>Twitter: rarsamx
>An eclectic collection of random thoughts
>kwlug-disc mailing list
>kwlug-disc at kwlug.org

Kiwi Ssennyonjo

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