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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

Accessing voicemail

Voicemail is a very common feature for PBX systems. This recipe shows how to access voicemail for a user.

Getting ready

You will need at least one telephone registered on your system, although it is easier to test with two or more phones. Have another user call. The destination extension should let the call go to voicemail. The caller should leave a message and hang up. Once a message is left, the target phone can access voicemail.

How to do it...

The simplest way to access voicemail is to simply dial *98 on the phone. The system will ask for the user ID and then the password (by default the password is the same as the user ID). Let's assume that user 1001 is checking her voicemail messages. She would follow these steps:

  1. Dial *98, wait for system to answer.

  2. Enter the ID and press # (1001# in our example).

  3. Enter the password and press # (1001# in our example).

  4. New messages are automatically played.

Simply hang up the phone to exit from voicemail.

How it works...

The voicemail...