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FreeSWITCH Cookbook

By : Raymond Chandler, Darren Schreiber, Anthony Minessale II, Michael Collins
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FreeSWITCH Cookbook

By: Raymond Chandler, Darren Schreiber, Anthony Minessale II, Michael Collins

Overview of this book

FreeSWITCH is an open source telephony platform designed to facilitate the creation of voice, chat, and video applications. It can scale from a soft-phone to a PBX and even up to an enterprise-class softswitch.In the FreeSWITCH Cookbook, members of the FreeSWITCH development team share some of their hard-earned knowledge with you in the book's recipes. Use this knowledge to improve and expand your FreeSWITCH installations.The FreeSWITCH Cookbook is an essential addition to any VoIP administrator's library.The book starts with recipes on how to handle call routing and then discusses connecting your FreeSWITCH server to the outside world.It then teaches you more advanced topics like CDR handling, practical examples of controlling FreeSWITCH with the event socket, and configuring many features commonly associated with a PBX installation.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
FreeSWITCH Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers


As its name implies, FreeSWITCH will "switch" or "connect" various endpoints together. Part of that switching involves making semi-permanent connections to individual telephones or telephone service providers. Service providers are usually telephone companies (telcos) or ITSPs (Internet Telephony Service Providers). Read on to learn about the many ways that FreeSWITCH can connect your telephone to the world.

The recipes in this chapter will delve into the various ways to connect FreeSWITCH to telephones and service providers. FreeSWITCH can also utilize a locally installed sound card by means of the PortAudio library. The last recipe is for advanced users and discusses the subject of codec negotiation.