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Thoughts on a home PBX

My adventures with the IP04 have temporarily stalled as I start to think of how I want to use it in my home. I started off playing with the extensions, and quickly bogged down as I looked at all the various options I had. So, I'm taking a break and looking at this from a different angle.

System Management: 

IP04 Adventures - Day 4

I haven't had a lot of time to play with the IP04 recently; I've had some website changes on my mind, and that took most of my energies. However, I did get to play a little, today.

More Vhost changes

I mentioned before that I was going to rebuild my partner's website in Drupal 6 rather than migrate it from Drupal 4. And that I did. But, as any man can tell you, it is a woman's prerogative to change her mind, and this website rebuild was no exception.

VHost Changes

This week, I started the long-ish process of upgrading my websites from a very backlevel Drupal 4 to Drupal 6. With 6 domains on Drupal 4 (and a new one already on Drupal 6), this augers to be a time-consuming project. But, I've got the time.

IP04 Adventures - Day 3

I've read through the Asterisk book, and feel ready to try my hand at configuring the IP04. The first thing I want to do is configure the device to answer my telephone, and transfer incoming calls to which ever extension picks up first. Simple, yes? Not so fast...

IP04 Adventures - Day 2

Today, I explored the IP04's Asterisk setup a little closer. I had my IP04 loaded with one FXO port (for connecting to the PSTN), and three FXS ports (for connecting to extension phones). The default configuration for Asterisk recognizes this configuration for the purposes of initializing hardware, but otherwise does not have settings to handle the FXO port. In fact, the default dialplans look on the device as containing up to eight FXS ports, and no FXO ports at all. Obviously, I will have to change this.

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