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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

Configuring T1/E1 Cards

The automatic configuration script does not work with Digium digital line cards. These will need to be configured manually. Two files will need to be edited for Asterisk to be able to use these cards. Here, we will see how to configure a Digium TE110P card.

From the Asterisk server, we will need to edit or create a file called zaptel.conf.

[root@asterisk1 ~]# nano /etc/zaptel.conf

Now we need to type in the following information:

# TE110P T1 Card / Typical US Settings span=1,1,0,esf,b8zs bchan=1-23 dchan=24

Hit Ctrl+O to save our changes and Ctrl+X to exit.

This information has now defined the card and how it communicates with the outside world as well as its capacities.

Next, we need to define the channels and how they function within Asterisk.

[root@asterisk1 ~]# nano /etc/asterisk/zapata.con

Type in the following information:

channel => 1-23