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TrixBox Made Easy

By : Kerry Garrison, Barrie Dempster, Kerry Garrison (Project)
Book Image

TrixBox Made Easy

By: Kerry Garrison, Barrie Dempster, Kerry Garrison (Project)

Overview of this book

TrixBox is a telephone system based on the popular open source Asterisk PBX (Private Branch eXchange) Software. TrixBox allows an individual or organization to setup a telephone system with traditional telephone networks as well as Internet based telephony or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). SugarCRM can be integrated with Asterisk, and is bundled with Trixbox offering real power and flexibility. The book begins by introducing telephony concepts before detailing how to plan a telephone system and moving on to the installation, configuration, and management of a feature packed PBX. This book is rich with practical examples and tools. It provides examples of well laid out telephone systems with accompanying spreadsheets to aid the reader in building stable telephony infrastructure.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
TrixBox Made Easy
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Free Chapter
Introduction to VoIP
TrixBox Configuration
Commonly Used VoIP Terms

Chapter 2. Introducing Asterisk

In this chapter, we will be looking at what Asterisk is, and what it can do for us. As we explore the features, we can make note of what will help us to accomplish our goals and be useful in our environment. Creating a phone system based on Asterisk is an affordable alternative to a traditional PBX system. As we plan our deployment we will need to have an idea of the features we will use.

Open-Source Software

The concept behind open-source software is that not only is the application available to the general public at no cost, but the actual source code that created the application is also available and freely distributable. This allows other users of the application to make changes to the source code and optionally pass these changes on to other users of the software.

Asterisk and the other components of TrixBox, however, are released under the GPL (General Public License) that comes with the caveat that when someone makes changes to the original code and decides...