I use Linux daily but am new to the world of telephone systems, I am currently looking for a telephone system for a new build house, and thought there must be a Linux solution.
All I need is a system that can take a work, personal and fax number, “do some magic” and route it via a router --> patch panel --> cat5 cable --> and one of the phones!
And of course the be able to make a call and route it back out.
Other than a server running this software, is it possible to route calls from this system via cat5 cables to phones? What sort of phones do I need and how do i get the calls from the server to the telephones? Is a normal network router OK? How does the telephone lines connect to the server and the router to the server a normal network port?
Sorry for the questions, is there anywhere that answers these questions that I can be pointed to?