I have a few asterisk questions. I will try to put as much details as I can, but feel free to ask any questions, if you need more info. I am running “Asterisk CVS-HEAD-03/15/05-01:15:30” on a FC3 machine. I have configured a few extensions on it and this asterisk machine does not have a phone line terminated in it.
In my office, we have Zultys MX250 as the main telephony exchange and asterisk communicates with it for PSTN numbers. Currently, people are able to dial from Zultys to Asterisk and vice versa. People calling my Zultys from a PSTN number can also reach my asterisk extension by dialing the extension number, but when they hangup, the call still continues on asterisk. Hence, recording hours and hours of voicemail, if the call is not answered. Is there a way to fix this problem? I saw a tutorial on your site about fixing this through zapata.conf, but I am not sure if that would work in my case, as calls are coming over the ethernet to my asterisk box from Zultys.
All the users of asterisk extension are using a softphone, hence, when they are not online and their extension is dialed, the dialing person gets a fast busy tone. I have discovered that asterisk rejects the call by returning a 403 forbidden instead of forwarding the dialing person to the voicemail. How can this be fixed?
Now this is a bigger problem. I will try to put as much detail as I can, but this problem can be complicated. Like I mentioned earlier that we have a Zultys MX250 that has the PSTN terminated in it. I also have an FWD account, which also has a US number matched with it (thanks to IPKall). I am trying to set up my asterisk box to forward the call coming on my FWD to my cellphone THROUGH Zultys MX250. I am not sure how to make this work and I would appreciate any help.
Since, calls are going through Zultys MX250, I want some way to authenticate users on asterisk, before they are allowed to make PSTN calls from zultys. I have seen a script (on voip-info.org) that authenticates users by parsing the voicemail.conf, but I am not sure how to use it to my benefit. I want users to be able to dial normal Zultys extension but for PSTN access they will have to enter their voicemail password. Any guidance in this regard would be very helpful.
I am glad that I found this forum and I would appreciate all the help that I can get. Thanks again guys/gals.