First post so please be gentle.
I was able to install Asterisk in a VM (which only means that i’m as smart as a monkey…cus it’s so simple even a monkey…)
I’m entertaining the idea of installing it for real on some dedicated hardware. The purpose is to enable telephony in a 4 person office.
Currently there are 2 lines coming in from the pstn that ring up 4 physical phones (patched together through a station set) simultaneously. That’s right, not round robin, when the phone rings, all 4 of em ring and then one of us answers.
Ultimately I would like to get a local line and an 800 number from the telco that would terminate into an Asterisk pbx. All standard pbx functions would then apply and I would have all 4 office phones plugged into the pbx instead of the station set. This would allow me to give out extensions and segregate phone calls.
Would I be able to accomplish this using the Digium TDM20B package? (TDM400P + S110M FXS Modules)
If so that would make for a very cost effective solution.
Also, could anyone point me to docs, threads, whitepapers or whatever on how to properly secure the PBX server? I know it’s using a slimmed down linux/unix OS but there must be some extra steps to take to lock it down. Last thing I need is to have my hero medal (after giving full blown pbx capabilities to the team) stripped cus we get hacked and p0wned for thousands of dollars over the weekend.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.