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

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 15 08:57:05 EST 2011


Thank you Kiwi,

This one also looks very nice but I had the same problem. As soon as I started 
Freeswitch, the CPU spiked and the box was unusable. I brought Freeswitch down, 
started Asterisk and the box was happily idling.

Once you have the pre-requisites (which is a standard LAMP and Asterisk or 
Freeswitch) the installation of Blue box is a breeze. Very nicely done.


I found that the Asterisk integration is still a work in progress and didn't 
work for me: I got an error which makes me think they tested with a different 
version of PHP. (I'm using Debian, so I probably don't have the latest PHP5)

I'll keep an eye on this project.

Given your experience in multiple servers and my small sample of two physical 
servers and one virtual, I'd say that Freeswitch is optimized for large 
installations and not small users.

I'll stop looking into Freeswitch for my immediate needs but also keep an eye on 
it. Thank you for all the information provided.
Raul Suarez


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From: Kiwi Ssennyonjo <kiwi at ssenn.com>
To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Sent: Sun, February 13, 2011 10:35:52 PM
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] First impressions: Less than impressed with freeswitch 
for home usage

here is another option 

http://www.2600hz.org/downloads/


On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 21:56, Kiwi Ssennyonjo <kiwi at ssenn.com> wrote:

The live CD is just for DEMO to give you an idea of what Fusion is
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>On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 21:30, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:
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>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.
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>>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.
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>>Given that my configuration will be simple, I think that the Asterisk manual 
>>configuration won't give me too many headaches.
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>>Thank you for the link though.
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>>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,
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>>Raul Suarez
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>>Technology consultant
>>Software, Hardware and Practices
>>_________________
>>Twitter:  rarsamx
>>http://rarsa.blogspot.com/ 
>>An eclectic collection of random thoughts
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>>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
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>>Here is another resource, a live CD
>>http://wiki.fusionpbx.com/index.php?title=Easy_Ubuntu_10.04#ISO
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>>On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 00:56, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:
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>>I heard the great virtues of freeswitch. Lower memory, faster processes, easy
>>>configuration.
>>>
>>>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.
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>>>Could it be that I'm doing something wrong?
>>>I followed the instructions from here (including compiling the sounds):
>>>http://wiki.freeswitch.org/wiki/Installation_Guide
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>>>My Hardware: PIII 400 Mhz with 256 MB RAM, old slow HDD. This is my test
>>>system.
>>>Once comfortable I'm planning to run DD-wrt, tomato or OpenWrt in a router 
>>which
>>>I expect will be even less powerful.
>>>PAP2T ATA for one extension,
>>>Ekiga as a soft phone for another extension.
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>>>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)
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>>>Asterisk:
>>>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.
>>>
>>>Freeswitch
>>>Installation time probably 4 hours to git and compile it. (Current git version 
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>>>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
>>>http://rarsa.blogspot.com/
>>>An eclectic collection of random thoughts
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