Hello, first of all, I just want to say thanks for reading my post.

I just started an internship at a company that runs Asterisk for their phone system and I am a novice to this system. I am reading Asterisk, the Future of Telephony and I am finding out a lot of information. However, I just want to know how to access the system. Can I do this from my Windows box(only started yesterday) or do I need to install a version of Linux in order to access it?


From windows, you can use a free program called Putty to secure shell into the linux server running asterisk. Here is the link: … nload.html

Thank you for the answer, I searched around trying to find something as straightforward as that.

My other question now is, if I installed Debian Linux on this Windows box, how would I access asterisk?


From Linux to the asterisk box you could use ssh.

ssh --help

usage: ssh [-1246AaCfghkMNnqsTtVvXxY] [-b bind_address] [-c cipher_spec]
[-D port] [-e escape_char] [-F configfile] [-i identity_file]
[-L port:host] [-l login_name] [-m mac_spec] [-o option]
[-p port] [-R port:host] [-S ctl] [user@]hostname [command]




It doesn’t get any clearer than that. Thanks guys(or gals).

Download a Virtual Machine program.

Sun’s VirtualBox is pretty good.

Install linux on that for starters seeing as you are new to linux… Don’t be afraid of breaking anything. It’s only a virtual machine. The more you break the more you learn.