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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 5. Installing TrixBox

Now that we have a basic understanding of what TrixBox can do and have an adequate deployment plan, we can get started with the installation of the software. We will download the CD-ROM image, install it on our computer, and get prepared to start our initial configuration. In this chapter, we will cover the installation process, some basic system configuration, and the basic tools that are included in TrixBox.

Obtain the Software

TrixBox is available in a couple of formats. Firstly, there is the ISO image that can be burned to a CD and then installed. Secondly, we can download and install a tar.gz file to an existing CentOS system. The former method is by far the simplest and is what we will cover here. The ISO image can be downloaded by going to and clicking on the download link, or by going to the SourceForge project page directly at