But FreePBX runs on the asterisk server. I was curious if there was an additional API that allowed a remote client application to edit .conf files, etc.
I am a developer and I a bit embarassed to say that I’ve been trying to get a simple assterisk server running with a sip softphone since Sunday and I still haven’t been completely successful. Much of the blame is just me because I don’t have linux experience for one thing (I am Windows developer) and I am new to asterisk, but I also think that there is a bit of inconsistency in documentation available or that documentation assumes (unknown foundation eg. linux skills, etc) a certain level of knowledge.
That’s ok. Asterisk is complex because it’s so functional. No problem learning as best I can from web tutorials, message boards, etc. I also have a couple of books on order.
My hope was that there was an API that also allowed configuration from a remote client. It would have been nice to be able to write a nice friendly Windows GUI that allowed visual dialplan creation, etc (once I know what Im doing of course).
I also see potential in integrated asterisk with our existing point of sale application, specifically drive-thru and delivery operations. Writing a nice GUI that could be extended later on for that integration would have been nice too.