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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 3. Introducing TrixBox

TrixBox was created by Andrew Gillis in November, 2004 with the goal of enabling a home user to build a fully functional Asterisk PBX system without needing to be a Linux guru or knowing much about telephony; however, it has grown beyond that significantly. TrixBox consists of a downloadable ISO. By booting a computer off the CD image, the system will format our hard drive, install TrixBox along with CentOs and a number of associated tools and utilities. By packaging a complete operating system and a scripted install of all the applications, we are assured of being able to get a basic system up and running with very little effort or knowledge involved.

Asterisk@Home to TrixBox: The Name Change

TrixBox was originally called Asterisk@Home. However, the name was recently changed for a number of reasons. There are two main reasons, namely, Asterisk is a trademark of Digium Ltd, and the "@Home" portion of the name may serve to downplay the usefulness and features...