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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

TrixBox Components

The TrixBox system is made up of a number of components each of which is released under an open-source license. The main benefit of TrixBox is that these components are preinstalled and configured to run. This reduces the effort involved in setting up these applications as compared to trying to accomplish this manually. At the time of writing, TrixBox was at version 1.0 and contained the following components:

  • CentOS 4.3: CentOS is a community supported version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution as well as the Linux distribution that TrixBox is based on.

  • Asterisk 1.2: The core of the entire system is the most recent version of Asterisk open-source PBX.

  • FreePBX: This tool provides a web-based interface to manage and maintain our Asterisk installation.

  • Flash Operator Panel (FOP): The Flash Operator Panel is a switchboard application that a receptionist can use to see the status of all the extensions and telephone circuits.

  • Cisco XML Services: If we are using...