Well. After a couple weeks of fiddling and re-configuring, I’ve finally got Asterisk PBX up and running which already gives us more functionality than the exchange we’re moving away from… and I still haven’t really started to configure it yet!
There is one think that I need fairly quickly that I haven’t been able to work out and that is how to let any extension on our network to pick up a call that is ringing… for example we have this as the first rule for incoming calls:
exten => _X.,1,Dial(SIP/321,60)
exten => _X.,2,Hangup
All incoming, external calls goes straight to extension 321, but at the moment (because we don’t know any better) and someboy is away from extension 321, somebody has to physically go to phone at 321 and answer it. What we need, is allow any of the SIP extensions to answer the ringing phone. Does anyone know how to do this?
All help greatly appreciated.