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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

Hardware We will Need to Have

The TrixBox package will install on pretty minimal hardware. For prototyping and experimenting, we can use a system as low as a PIII 500 MHz system with 384-MB RAM and a 10-GB hard drive. The system will need to be able to boot from a CD-ROM drive. A keyboard and a monitor are only required during the initial setup. If we are planning on putting the system to use in a business environment, these minimum requirements are not going to be sufficient. A business class machine should consist of at least a 2.0 GHz processor with 1 GB RAM and a 100 GB hard disk. Some users have reported good results with lesser systems but we run the risk of poor playback and recording of sound files that can dramatically reduce the quality of the user experience. We also have to ensure that we keep adequate disk space available as this could severely impact the performance of the system.

It is highly recommended that even if we are not planning on connecting our system to any traditional...