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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

Using FreeSWITCH as a softphone

The previous recipe described the process of setting up FreeSWITCH to use a local audio device such as a USB headset or a sound card. This recipe builds on the previous one by showing you how to use a custom FreeSWITCH configuration that is tailored specifically for use as a softphone (be sure to have PortAudio working before trying this recipe). Lastly, we will direct your attention to a few open source softphone projects that utilize FreeSWITCH as the VoIP engine.

Getting ready

This operation requires that we download a preconfigured FreeSWITCH configuration file. Follow these steps:

  1. Stop FreeSWITCH with this command:

    freeswitch –stop
  2. Back up your existing configuration (if desired). In a Linux/Unix environment a command like this would suffice:

    mv /usr/local/freeswitch/conf /usr/local/freeswith/conf.bak

    Windows users can use the File Manager to rename the conf folder.

  3. You can retrieve the softphone configuration from the FreeSWITCH sample configs git repository...