How to centeralize management of polycom configs?

At my job, our asterisk servers are running FTP to host the config files for our polycom phones. We tell the polycom phone what the IP address of our asterisk server is, and it knows to grab it’s configuration file from it. What would be the process for me to do that at home?

How will my polycom phone know which configuration file to grab? At work the configuration files are named after the mac address of the phone. Do polycom phones by default know to search for this? Or is there a place where you have to tell it what file name to grab?

Also, how does asterisk know where to look for the polycom config files?

I have just freshly installed asterisk 1.8 from source. I installed a FTP server and created my FTP users.

Here’s a Polycom config management doc: … phones.pdf