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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

Creating conferences

FreeSWITCH excels at letting multiple parties connect to a single conference "room" where they can all hear and speak to one another. The default configuration has some examples of conferences that we can use as a starting point. Keep in mind that in FreeSWITCH there is no need explicitly to "create" a conference room—the conference dialplan application does all the work for us.

Getting ready

In addition to having a text editor you will need at least two phones for testing, and preferably another person or two so that you can verify that your conference rooms are working. Also, make sure that you have the default FreeSWITCH configuration installed as well as the sound and music files.

How to do it...

Follow these steps:

  1. Dial 3000 and listen. You will be put into a standard conference room, and if you are the only person there you will hear hold music.

  2. Dial 3000 from another phone and both persons are in the conference.

  3. Add more parties by dialing 3000.

How it works...