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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

The Limitations of TrixBox

Die-hard Asterisk purists will insist that by using TrixBox we are seriously crippling the abilities of the system. The reality is that we can do almost anything with a TrixBox installation just as we can with a bare Asterisk installation. The main limitation we have is that FreePBX requires a specific layout of configuration files, and any hand editing could be overwritten or could break the FreePBX interface.

TrixBox also locks us down to one machine. When it comes to having multiple machines handling our telephony, it can be difficult to migrate from TrixBox to multiple Asterisk boxes as the TrixBox interface only allows for single machine architecture. This can be manageable as long as the administrators configuring the telephone system are aware of the need to log in to multiple interfaces in order to make changes. As the telephony infrastructure and required capacity grows, it can become quite difficult to manage. It's worth considering moving directly to...