- To: Gonzalo Servat <gservat@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] basic VoIP home/small office system
- From: Howard Lowndes <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 08:44:56 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: LANNet Computing Associates
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Gonzalo Servat wrote:
On 6/7/05, Julio Cesar Ody <julioody@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm thinking about doing a few VoIP experiments. I know I need an
analog telephone adaptor if I have any plans to connect my current
telephone lines to my Linux box:
[... snip ...]
Another great source of VoIP info is (funnily enough):
It really depends on what you want to achieve. If you just want to
experiment and see how it works, you can get away with using a
software VoIP client, like iaxComm (for Linux/Win/others), X-Ten's
X-Lite (www.xten.com), Firefly, and of course there are many more
The Digium cards will help you if you want to receive and make calls
through your PSTN line (I'm talking about the FXO cards here),
however, they are not A-Tick certified so you couldn't use them in
You can buy Digium cards in AU at http://www.austechpartnerships.com/atp/
You will also find a bunch of VoIP providers around Australia that
will give you a direct indial number for a low monthly fee (such as
$10/month) so you can receive calls to a number provided by them to
your Asterisk server. This is pretty cool and costs less than the
monthly rental from [insert telco]!
There is also the #asterisk IRC channel on irc.freenode.net where you
can occasionally get some good help from the guys. Always check the
voip-info.org wiki, lots of good info on there.
Good luck and hope this helps!
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