Didn’t want to cross post. Perhaps this should have went to AsteriskNOw!
A recent resource change (partner was laid off) has left me in the position of
needing to get up to speed on voice side of things very quickly.
As a data tech (frame & MPLS) the daily battle w/the LEC’s and service provides
is just part of the game getting the circuits provisioned and the routers and
switches configured correctly.
As such, I am very comfortable with and actually prefer the command line over a
GUI. However I will be expected to roll out a Functional PBX to a remote
office as early as next week.
I do have access to “Asterisk:TFOT” & “Practical Asterisk 1.4 & 1.6” but, from a
time-frame standpoint, I am leaning toward cheating with a GUI box and coming
back to figuring out the sip, iax, extensions, voicemail… config files when I
have a little more breathing room.
On some of the web pages I read they said that AsteriskNOW is an ISO image
with a customized kernel, Asterisk software and the freePBX front-end.
Is this correct? Is it just a 3-in-one package?
I’m not a *nix newbie (started with SCO 386) and my partners last rollouts were
using CentOS 5.4 and Asterisk 1.6.2.? He left me his CLI install cheat sheets
and he also left me a slightly out of date copy of freePBX (2.5).
Does the ISO image offer any additional tools/utilities that would be useful for
the new guy or am I good to go just downloading the freePBX docs and installing
it as a front-end to asterisk? Do I already have, or mostly have, the same thing?
I appreciate your input
and my thanks in advance.