[kwlug-disc] UBB, VOIP, and my wallet

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 31 16:13:32 EST 2011


--- On Mon, 1/31/11, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:
> I'd like to switch to Unlimitel, but am stuck in
> that "It's
> new and scary" phase (and wishing I didn't daydream during
> all those
> presentations Lori did). I've got a few questions:

Haha, I was at that "scary"/"Lack of time" phase until this weekend when I realized that it is easier than it looks.

I mean, maybe if you want to create funky rules and combine POTS with VoIP, then it may get hairy, but for home usage it does not seem daunting.

I did a simple installation in a couple of hours.

5 hours if we count the reading time, but that included reading about routers and small form-factor computers.

The actual:
- Install Debian
- Install asterisk
- Find configuration instructions
- Configure
- Test

took a couple of hours, and that was on a very slow virtual.

Raul Suarez

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