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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 6. TrixBox Configuration

The TrixBox system is up and running now and all the basic concepts have been understood. Hopefully, you have taken the time to design your IVR menus and have all your PSTN and VoIP connectivity options ready to go. In this chapter, you will learn to make the essential configurations for TrixBox. To get a basic system up and running, the following options will need to be configured:

  • FreePBX

  • Extensions

  • Trunks

  • Inbound routing

  • Outbound routing

  • Digital receptionist

  • Ring groups

  • Queues

  • Music on-hold

  • General settings


To get to the FreePBX administration page, we need to go to the TrixBox configuration web page:

If we click on the System Administration link, we will arrive at the following screenshot:

Clicking on the FreePBX link will prompt us for a username and password. The default login is maint with a password of password. Later on, we will see how to change these when we discuss securing our TrixBox server inChapter 10.

Once we are logged in, we will be presented...