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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

Difference Between Asterisk and TrixBox

The simplest way of looking at it is that Asterisk is simply one of the many components of TrixBox. While Asterisk is the actual PBX software, TrixBox is a self-installing package that installs a complete operating system, Asterisk PBX, and all the supporting components as listed in the previous section.

The core strength of TrixBox lies in its simple setup and FreePBX (the web interface). This book will cover FreePBX in detail for the configuration of our PBX system as well as the other components.

To get an Asterisk system up and running, we would have to pick a supported Linux distribution, install the distribution, configure it securely, and then install Asterisk and configure that. With TrixBox we have one installation routine, which not only gives us a fully functioning operating system with Asterisk installed but also pre-installs all the other components for us.