Hi, i have looked on wikipedia about SIP servers and have a very very rough idea of what it does… i will read more later today so i dont expect all my newbie questions to be answered. A appreciate nothing is more anyoning that a newbie how hasnt bothered reading!!
I would like to rig my tech support up with VOIP (no analog lines at the moment). As i understand it SIP servers will redirect calls, voice mail etc for me. I take it i would setup users addresses on the server such as sip:email@example.com and people would be able to call me on them from their sip enabled hardware?
As this is very new to me i am quite happy to download and install the server on my linux box, however on a scale of 1-10 how hard is it to get the server up and running? I am resonably-ish competent with linux administration, so i am more concerned about the application complexity. Is the server admin done via scripts, or by http or similair?
Are there any tutorials about that would be of use for setting up for a similair scenario?
Finally, say i do want to rig up to analog phone lines, do i need any special hardware or will a standard modem do?
Thanks in advance,