I’m currently planning out my first Asterisk install. For some context, I have significant Linux/Unix administration experience, and a decent but not impressive amount of VoIP/Telephony experience (mostly with our old Avaya system). The system will be a pretty straightforward PBX for the office (SIP endpoints, SIP trunk upstream). Most of the endpoints will be D65 phones, and I’m intending to use some of the DPMA features.
My problem is that I’ll be running FreeBSD as the OS for the server. DPMA is only compiled for Linux it seems.
In my eyes, the best possible solution would be to convince Digium/Sangoma to produce FreeBSD binaries for DPMA. Can anyone here speak to the likelihood of this ever happening?
The next best idea I have is to run all of Asterisk in the Linux Emulation layer - I’ve worked out that there’s no way to mix a Linux shared library with a Freebsd binary, so I’d have to go “all-in”. I’d be surprised, but does anyone have any experience with this method? In particular, some hints as to what versions of things to try would go a long way - otherwise I’ll start experimenting, probably with the Centos7 compat stuff first.
Short of that, I’ll probably BHYVE my way out of this, but I was so hoping to avoid virtualization on this system (not that it can’t handle it).
Thanks in advance for any info which might make this job easier!