thanks for the help, I was going to reply earlier but thought I should do a bit more work and follow your advice before posting back!
server is up and running, I’ve followed a few of the basic guides I found online
DXO card installed
I bought a couple of Sangoma phones to use first, figure I can add the cisco ones later on
end point manager is setup, phone is connecting to the server, updating settings etc. through tftp
I’ve left the firewall turned off for now - I don;t need any phones connecting from outside, server will be behind a Pfsence box anyway
I even bought an “asterisk for dummies” book… it’s the first time I’ve ever had to buy a book for something like this… it doesn’t feel quite right not being able to work it out between myself and google :-o
but… i’m still a bit stuck, half the problem is I don’ really know what I should be searching for / reading up on… I spend ages learning something… then find out it’s something I’ll never need
(I have a brain injury, I’m pretty normal but don’ learn new things as fast as I used to)
I’d really like it if… when the land line starts ringing… the asterisk box will make the IP phones ring before it answers the line… is this possible? - if so what’s it called and/or what should I be googling ?
thanks again for the help