Thanks for the response. Yes, I could do the straight Unix install and since you recommend it that’s what I will do.
I am much more concerned about the proper hardward configuration. Currently I get everything (TV, phone & Internet) from Comcast over a ‘cable modem/router’. My phones are the same analog phones that I had before we dropped our landline service and went with Comcast. I assume that I am VOIP but only outboard of my Comcast box - right?
I know just enough about telephony hardware to be really dangerous, but my guess is that the only ditigal phone stuff I have going is in/out of my Comcast modem/router. I would like to defer getting VOIP phones, so I’m looking to understand what my best starting Asterisk hardware configuration might be - if there is one.
My guess at this time is that I will have to start with some analog hardware. It’s not clear if I need just one access port or if I need one for each phone. Right now my phones are in the standard old parallel connection configuration on copper wire all over the house.
It would be really nice if there was one place that I could connect to my existing phone network (and, of course, disconnect it from the Comcast box) to the Asterisk box and then also connect the Asterisk box to the Comcast box.
As you can probably see from my extremely casual nomenclature, I’m not very up on the Asterisk hardware.
Your thoughts, or anyone else’s would be much appreciated.