I am looking for some pointers, configuration examples, forum posts, etc… on setting Asterisk up like a conventional home phone.
In some testing, I have a few softphones that can call either other, and we can place outbound calls using voip.ms. I have not experimented with inbound calling, but that’s “on the list to-do”.
What I would like, is for:
- Outbound calls from any extension to be “seen” as one name / phone number. Should I just set the callerid information in each extension in sip.conf?
- Inbound calls to ring all extensions at once. From what I’ve seen on other forum posts, it’s a case of defining a new extension that dials the group of extensions. I haven’t tested this yet, but would it be safe to assume that once one extension answers, the remaining stop ringing?
- One voicemail box for the “home” - so, each extension does NOT have it’s own mailbox. But, any extension can access the mailbox. I don’t have a guess on how to do this, except to maybe define one mailbox in voicemail.conf, and set the the line in extensions.conf to dial that extension (and not the caller ID). Not sure how how to make all the extensions access that one mailbox though.
Finally, I can’t figure out how to get calls to voip.ms’s services (like *BAL) to go. I’ve tried this line in my sip.conf, but it’s clear that I’m trying to dial *BAL, not … access… it? I’m not sure how to route that.
Thanks in advance for the help!