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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

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

We should download the latest version (avoiding any files marked as beta or alpha) of the ISO image to our computer and burn it to a blank CD with our favourite CD-burning software. The ISO is about 510 Mb in size, and may grow in future versions as well. We should ensure we have adequate space on our hard drive to download the file.