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VoIP on Steroids: Introducing Incredible PBX 3.6 for the $35 Raspberry Pi
We feel like a kid in a candy store with our new $35 Raspberry Pi® Model B. Imagine squeezing a 700 mHz ARM processor with 512MB of RAM, 2 USB ports, a 10/100 Ethernet port, an HDMI port, composite video, a separate audio jack, an SDHC card slot, and a micro USB port onto a motherboard the size of a credit card with a total weight of 1.6 ounces and a typical power draw of 3.5 watts. Thanks to Gernot and his Asterisk for Raspberry Pi project, a full LAMP stack with Asterisk® and FreePBX® gave us a head start on turning the Raspberry Pi into yet another Incredible PBX™ platform complete with free Google Voice™


Trust us when we say the performance of this $35 computer is nothing short of amazing. Can it do everything a $200 dual-core Atom PC can do? No. Can it do 90% of everything for someone whose requirements do not exceed a few simultaneous calls at a time but still wants a full-blown PBX for call routing, voicemail, IVRs, music on hold, and text-to-speech and speech-to-text apps for a home, a SOHO office, a Little League team, or a dorm room? Absolutely. We’re now at the two-month mark with this project, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation already has released a 512MB version of the computer at the same price AND new firmware that autodetects the proper memory setup depending upon whether you have a 256MB or 512MB Pi. Version 3.5 and beyond incorporates the new firmware into Incredible PBX.

The honeymoon isn’t over yet. Incredible Pi™ 3.5 featured the very latest Debian 7 firmware specifically tailored for the Raspberry Pi™ from its developers. You can read all about it here. Is it better? Can you spell ROCKET SHIP? With a reliable power supply, you now can overclock the Raspberry Pi and join the 1GHz Club. That represents a 50% performance improvement. And doubling the RAM to 512MB now makes the Raspberry Pi a near perfect VoIP platform. Better yet, the Raspbian kernel handles management of the overclocking so you never have to confront Fried Raspberry Pi. When the CPU temperature gets too high, the kernel will throttle things back to avoid a disaster. And version 3.6 adds Incredible Fax to the platform for those with a 512MB Raspberry Pi. The complete tutorial is available here. Eben Upton Visits Charleston. The developer of the Raspberry Pi, Eben Upton, and his lovely wife, Liz, made a brief appearance in Our Town last Thursday night. Makelab Charleston, in cooperation with the College of Charleston and the Lowcountry Graduate Center, hosted the event. With an SRO crowd, we all got to hear the Raspberry Pi story first hand. If you missed the presentation, you missed a real treat. Here’s the Orlando Sentinel’s video with Eben when he visited FamiLAB the following day:

What’s New in Incredible PBX 3.x. For those of you already running a previous version, here’s a quick thumbnail of the other new features in addition to overclocking. We’ve tried to mimic as much of the previous builds as possible. But keep in mind that this is a new creation from the ground up because there was no migration path from Debian Squeeze and Wheezy to Raspbian. But we keep good notes, and Gernot did much of the heavy lifting. Incredible PBX 3.5 and beyond adds automatic detection and support of 512MB Raspberry Pi devices without touching anything. And the latest version 3.6 adds an awesome fax server to Incredible PBX for those with a 512MB board. The complete tutorial is available here. update-my-pi in the /root folder of your server helps to safeguard your system by bringing it up to date with the latest fixes and enhancements. After running it the first time, it gets run automatically whenever you log in as root. For the safety of your server, don’t disable it! It’s free for the first ten updates, and then it’s just $20 a year. We have to eat, too. If you are philosophically opposed to ever spending a dime to support the open source movement, then feel free to load the latest version of Incredible PBX at no cost whenever you like. It will always be free! Then you can restore your settings using the backup

Change the password when you first log in. version 3. Telephone Reminders again work. . If you’re using an SD card larger than 4GB. however.3 and beyond now can resize your partitions on the fly. and you can call by dialing 00nnn. Everything you need to do to configure Incredible PBX requires root permission. AsteriDex SpeedDials have been fixed. New SSH and DUNDI keys now are automatically generated when you first boot your server. Time zone management was also a bit of mess with multiple file settings required to support both Linux and PHP. We’ve documented the procedure for making the change here. The FreePBX Backup and Restore Utility is included in this new build. YMMV! The key is a good power supply. run: raspi-config. we’ve also eliminated the pi user account. To enable overclocking at your own risk. In the latest update. and the default password is raspberry.and restore feature built into FreePBX.3 release and beyond. In the 3. As part of the 3.3 update and beyond. We’ve also added two scripts in /root to let you restart either your wired or wireless network and designate it as the primary network: restart-eth0 and restart-wlan0. Even though the kernel now monitors CPU temperature and manages overclocking. Networking is much more stable. There’s more good news. Enter 3-digit Dial Codes in AsteriDex. it’s always nice to see for yourself. Only the root user account is included. The setup script will automatically apply your entry in all the right places. Temperature data now is provided on the FreePBX Dashboard as well. Overclocking works for us. So goodbye sudo. we’ve dropped support for the TP-Link WiFi adapters. We’ve also replaced SendMail with Exim to simplify the process of using an SMTP mail gateway such as Gmail. To monitor the CPU temperature. your server will automatically attempt to connect to any open WiFi network that it can find. Just choose the option in raspi-config and reboot.x migration. So you’ll need the recommended AirLink 101 N-150 if you want WiFi capability. just run the status program which provides a current snapshot anytime. In the 3. you’ll be prompted to select your timezone when you first log in as root.

This won’t work with SSH. But don’t take our word for it. The SMS Blasting app in /root now supports phone numbers (which use SMS) and email addresses (which use SendMail). To end the slideshow.jpg images into /root/slideshow. enter the command: startx. Just call our demo Raspberry Pi AutoAttendant and take the Conference Bridge and a handful of other Incredible PBX™ apps for a test drive: And here’s what the conference call looked like in the FreePBX Dashboard: . We’ve already tested a 9-person conference call with excellent results. Local extensions simply dial C-O-N-F. press ESCape. In the /root folder. To add photos. you’ll need a USB mouse. a sophisticated Conference Bridge has been added to Incredible PBX 3. No mouse is required for the slideshow but. plug in a real monitor and log in as root.X Windows is included in this build.xinitrc xinitrc. users can press 0 and enter 1234 for the conference PIN to join the conference. copy .x releases. To disable the slideshow: mv . Try it for yourself. Last but not least. if you run X Windows natively. If you route one of your inbound DIDs to the predefined IVR. For a demo slideshow.

2 The case is optional. Here are the links to buy the pieces. $35 512MB Raspberry Pi from MCM or Newark or Amazon $10 Power Adapter (this one is rock solid!) $10 SanDisk 16GB SDHC Type 4 card $15 Adafruit Acrylic Case $13 AirLink 101 N150 WiFi Adapter or Adafruit Mini WiFi Adapter . you can run the Raspberry Pi sitting on your desk with no case. There’s a 10/100 port on the Raspberry Pi that gives you all the networking you need. Most of that time will be consumed copying the Incredible Pi image to an SD card.So you don’t have to jump around between articles. then jump over to the application tutorial which explains how to use every one of the 35 Incredible PBX Apps for the $35 Raspberry Pi. Once your system is running and you’ve completed the setup steps below. You also need a CAT5 cable and either a spare PC or Mac with Putty or SSH and a pair of earbuds or an HDMI cable to connect to a TV or monitor and a USB keyboard. It’s only 5 volts. we’ve put together this Quick Start Guide that tells you everything you need to know to get up and running in about an hour. Yes. What to Buy. So there’s plenty of time for lunch during the hour. Here’s everything you need to get started. WiFi is also optional.

ALWAYS RUN INCREDIBLE PI BEHIND A SECURE HARDWARE-BASED FIREWALL/ROUTER 2.conf and reboot. If you’re using secured WiFi. There also are a few setup steps to complete once your Incredible Pi finishes the bootup process. and Canada.Setting Up Google Voice.tar. second you need an SSH client. you need the network address of your new server. If you’re using either a wired network or an open WiFi network. 5. Download the Incredible Pi package Decompress the tarball: tar zxvf incrediblepi-version. Mac and Linux installers are included. Here are the steps: 1. you can use SSH to gain root access to Incredible Pi. NEVER EXPOSE ANY INCREDIBLE PI PORTS DIRECTLY TO THE INTERNET 3.local. For Windows. you’ll be prompted to change your root password and to set your default time zone. The disk drive for the Raspberry Pi is an SD card. With Incredible PBX 3. The latest releases of Incredible PBX also include a Java-based SSH client in the FreePBX web GUI: Admin -> Java SSH.gz Copy .3 and beyond. If you’re not using a monitor and keyboard. Then you can use that IP address instead of incrediblepbx.local. 4. 3. 2. just use Win32 Disk Imager. You still can plug in some earbuds when the bootup process begins and listen for the Incredible Pi to tell you its IP address when the boot procedure completes (about 90 seconds).S. And. NEVER MAP INBOUND INTERNET PORTS FROM YOUR FIREWALL TO INCREDIBLE PI Initial Setup.local. You now can access your server via SSH by logging in like this: root@incrediblepbx. And you can use any web browser on your private network to access your server. There are a couple of hurdles. and you’ll need one dedicated to Incredible Pi. So what you need to do is download Incredible Pi and copy the image onto an SDHC card. When you first login (username: root password: raspberry).img file to SDHC using image utility or script Insert SDHC card into Raspberry Pi Boot the Raspberry Pi from Incredible Pi SDHC card Your First Bite of Incredible Pi. Log out after setting up the new Google Voice account! Register for Google Voice account (no funky characters in your password!) Enable Google Chat as Phone Destination Configure Google Voice Calls Settings: Call Screening – OFF Call Presentation – OFF Caller ID (In) – Display Caller’s Number Caller ID (Out) – Don’t Change Anything Do Not Disturb – OFF Call Options (Enable Recording) – OFF Global Spam Filtering – ON Place test call in and out using GMail Call Phone Baking Your Incredible Pi. First. Here’s everything you need to know about security for Incredible Pi: 1. then you’ll need to plug in your credentials in /etc/wpa. And browser access to your server is available at the following address: http://incrediblepbx. The wired network always takes precedence so unplug the cable if you want WiFi to be your . then you’ll need a Google Voice account. or it won’t work. If you want free calling in the U. you needn’t worry about the IP address. then everything just works.

5. 6. Change FreePBX admin Password and Default Email Add Google Voice Account credentials Set Destination for Incoming Calls Change Extension 701 Passwords Eliminate Audio and DTMF Problems Install and Register a Softphone to Extension 701 1.primary network. Repeat the procedure above to save your entry. you’ll need three pieces of information from the Google Voice account you set up above: the 10-digit Google Voice phone number. FreePBX uses outbound routes to direct outgoing calls from extensions to trunks. Just run raspi-config and follow your nose. Then click the Apply Config button. From the main FreePBX GUI. You’ll also need a softphone or SIP phone to actually place and receive calls. Accessing Incredible Pi By GUI. here’s the one paragraph primer on what needs to happen before you can make free calls with Google Voice. bump up the performance of your Raspberry Pi by 50% by setting the overclocking to turbo mode. and Linux machines so download your favorite and install it on your desktop. 2. Activating a Google Voice Trunk. Choose Other -> Google Voice from the FreePBX GUI. Click on admin user in the far-right column. 2. This gets you a phone number for people to call you and a vehicle to place calls to plain old telephones throughout the U. Finally. and Canada at no cost. YMMV! The key is a rock-solid power adapter such as the one we’ve recommended. run /root/update-my-pi to bring your server up to current specs. that’s how a PBX works. Enter a new Password and click Submit Changes button. Phones connect to extensions in FreePBX to work with Incredible Pi. Using a browser. In fact.S. To create a Trunk in FreePBX to handle calls to and from Google Voice. If you’re new to Asterisk® and FreePBX. YATE makes a free softphone for PCs. enter the IP address of your server or just use incrediblepbx. click Admin => Administrators. You don’t have to be a Linux guru to use Incredible Pi. 3. now’s the time to repartition your SD card if you’re using a card larger than 4GB. Next. Next. 4. Most of your configuration of the PBX will be performed using the FreePBX® Web GUI. You also can access SSH through the FreePBX interface. set your default email address at the bottom of Settings -> General Settings. It works great for us. Extensions talk to trunks (like Google Voice) to make and receive calls. You’ll obviously need a free Google Voice account. Macs. Choose FreePBX Administration. In a nutshell. and your Google Voice password. The following blank form will appear: .local as the address. Let’s get started. we’re just about finished with the Linux command prompt. While you’re at it. There are lots of bells and whistles that you can explore down the road. When prompted for a username and password. use admin for both. but stay logged in until we finish the steps below. Changing FreePBX admin Password and Default Email. Here are the six steps you need to complete before making your first free call: 1. and FreePBX uses inbound routes to route incoming calls from trunks to extensions to make your phones ring. your Google Voice account name.

Setting a Destination for Incoming Calls. Or you could ring multiple extensions by first creating a Ring Group which is just a list of extension numbers. If your Google Voice account name ends in @gmail. Then click Submit Changes and Apply Config. You’ll see a form that looks like this: . choose Applications -> Extensions. change the target to Extensions and then select 701 from the list. we need to tell FreePBX how to process inbound calls when someone dials your Google Voice number. You could simply ring an include the full email address. In the Set Destination section of the form. By default. From the main FreePBX GUI. Incredible Pi is configured to route all incoming calls to a demo IVR that shows off some of the applications that come with Incredible Pi. restart Asterisk: amportal restart 3. Changing Extension Passwords. Or you could direct incoming calls to an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system (we’ve actually set one up for you to play with). you can leave that out. You can change whenever you like by choosing Connectivity -> Inbound Routes -> Default. Now that you’ve created your Google Voice Trunk.Fill in the blanks with your information and check all 3 boxes. There’s one more step or your Google Voice account won’t work reliably with Incredible Pi! From the Linux command prompt while logged into your server as root. Then click Submit and Apply Config. Otherwise. Then click on 701 in the Extension List on the right side of your display. There are any number of choices. 4.


we only need to make a few changes. you need to plug in your actual email address in the Voicemail section so that voicemails can be delivered to you when someone leaves a message.something then the permit entry will be 192. Just plug in your public IP address and your private IP subnet. You can also include a pager email address if you want a text message alert with incoming voicemails. preferably six or more. you can retrieve your voicemails by dialing *98701 from any extension on your phone system. you need a very secure password for both the extension itself and your voicemail account for this extension. The Voicemail Password needs to be all numbers. For the permit. Replace the existing 1234secret and 1234 with your own (very secure) entries. You also need to lock down this extension so that it is only accessible from devices on your private LAN. In case you’re curious. In addition to managing your voicemails. e. we need the first three octets of your private LAN address. e. Finally. 5. The extension secret needs to be a combination of letters and numbers.For now. if your LAN is 192.g.0. Now save your settings by clicking the Submit button.168. Leave the deny entry the way it is which tells Incredible Pi to block everybody except those allowed in the permit entry below. . Then set ULAW as the only Audio Codec. You’ll be prompted to enter the voicemail password you set up. If you want the voicemails to automatically be deleted from the server after they are emailed to you (a good idea considering the disk storage limitations of an SDHC card).0/255. First. And you can always leave a voicemail for someone by dialing their extension number preceded by an asterisk. That’s it. You can avoid one-way audio on calls and touchtones that don’t work with these simple settings in FreePBX: Settings -> Asterisk SIP Settings.0. Eliminating Audio and DTMF Problems. *701 would let someone leave you a voicemail without actually calling you.g.0. unless you’ve chosen to automatically delete voicemails after emailing them. Then reload the dialplan by clicking on the red prompt when it appears.168. change the Delete Voicemail option from No to Yes. you’ll also be given the opportunity to either return the call to the number of the person that called or to transfer the voicemail to another extension’s voicemail box. You do that with the deny and permit entries which currently are filled with zeroes.255.255.

Fill in the blanks using the IP address of Incredible Pi. it’s a simple matter to plug in your extension 701 credentials and start making calls. Setting Up a Desktop Softphone. you’ll need to download a softphone to your desktop PC or Mac. Versions are available at no cost for Macs. Then click on YATE’s Telephony Tab and place your first call. As we mentioned. You can move on to “real phones” once you’re smitten with the VoIP bug. Once you are registered to extension 701. 701 for your account name. and Linux machines. For today. but we’ll start with the easy (free) one today. Run the application and choose Settings -> Accounts and click the New button. Just download the appropriate one and install it from this link. Once installed.6. and whatever password you created for the extension. Click OK. PCs. close the Account window. the easiest way to get started with Incredible Pi is to set up a YATE softphone on your Desktop computer. Incredible Pi supports all kinds of telephones. It’s that easy! .

com/sambastatus. we recommend you never activate root login access to SAMBA without a very secure password.Monitoring Call Progress with Asterisk. As delivered. You’ll find them under the Reports tab. If desired. here are the steps while logged in as root: 1. Activating SAMBA for Windows Networking.conf 3. Set SAMBA password for user root: smbpasswd -a root 2. For obvious reasons. SAMBA is included for transparent access using the Windows Networking Protocol from PCs. That about covers the basics. set SAMBA to start on boot: rcconf and activate SAMBA option If you’d like to update your status application to display SAMBA status instead of WLan1. Manually start SAMBA from command prompt: service samba start 4. SAMBA is deactivated. We’ll leave you with a tip on how to monitor what’s happening with your PBX. and other Linux machines. There are several good tools within the FreePBX GUI. Asterisk has its own Command Line Interface (CLI) that is accessible from the Linux command prompt. here are the steps: cd /usr/local/sbin wget http://incrediblepbx. In addition.tgz . Just execute the following command while logged in as root: asterisk rvvvvvvvvvv. Change Windows workgroup from WORKGROUP. If you wish to enable SAMBA on your server. Macs. if needed: nano -w /etc/samba/smb.

And then you’ll want to explore Interconnecting Asterisk Servers with Incredible PBX and the Raspberry . issue the following command: /etc/init. you cannot log into your PPTP server from an IP address on the same private LAN so you’d only use the PPTP VPN when your Incredible Pi is at a remote location. Dedicated DID and Inbound Route to Handle Incoming Faxes Install Any Desktop HylaFax Client to Send Faxes via Print-to-Fax using any PDF Reboot Your Server and Enjoy Where To Go Next. never just pull the plug when you want to shut down your server. Last but not least.tgz rm sambastatus. Y. The complete tutorial is available here. Scroll to the bottom of the list and highlight pptp.d/pptp start. and issue the following command: shutdown -h now. you now can access it at the first IP address in your reserved PPTP IP address pool. 3. To permanently activate the PPTP VPN client on your Incredible Pi server.6 Update: Activating Incredible Fax. 1. Instead. Then nothing will run. log into Incredible Pi as root. Shutting Down Your Server. you should now see a ppp0 entry: ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:3 RX bytes:0 (0. If you’ve followed the Nerd Vittles tutorial and previously set up a PPTP VPN Server for your devices. 2. then Enter. Insert the following text and replace myfqdn. Download and Install Incredible PBX 3. Press the space bar to select it for automatic startup when you boot your server. Add Additional. run rcconf. here are the 5 Simple Steps to activate Incredible Fax. then it’s pretty simple to add Incredible Pi to the mix by activating its PPTP VPN client. With a 512MB Raspberry Pi. it won’t show an IP address if the Raspberry Pi and your PPTP VPN Server are on the same subnet (like ours). log into your server as root. Once you’ve done a little exploring. Once you have those in hand. Then save the file: Ctrl-X. You’ll need the FQDN or public IP address of your VPN server as well as a username and password for VPN access to your VPN server. replace myname with your PPTP username. Lest we forget to mention. When you run ifconfig. A few require a bit of configuration before you start using them.6 Run the /root/fax-enable Script to Automatically Configure HylaFax Using FreePBX. with the FQDN of your PPTP server. take a few minutes to read the complete tutorial on all 35 Incredible PBX applications for Raspberry Pi. and replace mypassword with your PPTP password.0 B) Remember. Then tab to OK and press Enter. 4. To test it.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0. or you may end up with corrupted MySQL databases.tgz Activating the PPTP VPN Client. Enjoy! 3. Edit the connection template: nano -w /etc/ppp/peers/my-pptp-server.tar zxvf sambastatus. Once you install your Raspberry Pi in a remote location.

Please have a look and post your support questions there. And add your new number to the Do Not Call Registry to block telemarketing calls. Bug Fixes. A few bugs are to be expected. If you’re using Incredible Pi. It’s the best Asterisk tech support site in the business. and it’s all free! In fact. please review these on the PIAF Forum. We’ll have a bunch of them to pass out to our loyal supporters. We hope to see many of you there. You won’t have to wait long for an answer to your question. we encourage you to get actively involved in the PBX in a Flash Forums. If you have particular support issues. 2012 Updated: Tuesday. Or just call 888-382-1222 from your new number. . September 25. ours is extremely friendly and is supported by literally hundreds of Asterisk gurus and thousands of ordinary users just like you. We called Atlanta home for over 25 years so we’d love to show you around. Be sure to tug on my sleeve and mention you’d like a free PIAF Thumb Drive. Astricon 2012. October 21. Unlike some forums. Tw eet Originally published: Tuesday. 2012 Support Issues. you’re bound to have questions.Pi. November 27. Blog comments are a terrible place to handle support issues although we welcome general comments about our articles and software. Enjoy! Don’t forget to List Yourself in Directory Assistance so everyone can find you by dialing 411. With any application as sophisticated as this one. Astricon 2012 will be in Atlanta at the Sheraton beginning October 23 through October 25. Nerd Vittles readers also can save 20% on your registration by using coupon code: AC12VIT. 2012 Updated: Sunday. there is a thread dedicated to support of Incredible Pi.

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October 14.3 bug reports and fixes can be found at this link.raspberrypi. Then the raspi-config – expand_rootfs will work.] 4.php? t=15348&p=168350 – how easy is it to set this up on Incredible PBX? [WM: Kinda depends on your skill level.3. October 8. 2012 at 4:09 pm Incredible PBX Apache? Why not Lighttpd or Nginx? Also what about using Exim instead of sendmail? 3. September 2012 at 1:01 pm Hi. 2012 at 10:46 am I used gparted to move the linux-swap (swapoff first) to the end of the device. I have PIAF running on basic machine. Someone has already posted scripts of how to do this on Asterisk at http://www. October 20. David J Murray says: Saturday. 6. All the tools needed to . October 15. 2012 at 8:57 am If you’re in the U. Can I share the 1 NIC or should I use the WIFI as well? I have never been able to use NAT on my router/firewall successfully. Ideas? Doug 7. Doug says: Monday. Stuart says: Saturday. looks like you can already order a 512MB Raspberry Pi… if you hurry. I have MP118 for POTS lines and Intepeer for VOIP.K.. 5. 2012 at 8:28 am I want to use the GPIO pins to trigger a phone ring so this acts as a doorbell. This has been resolved in Incredible PBX 3. Nerd Uno says: Sunday. Nerd Uno says: Monday. I must be missing something. I have two NICs – 1 for internal network and 1 for external. Incredible PBX for the Raspberry Pi uses "pure Raspbian" so the process is fairly straight-forward. [WM: Thanks. I want to go with this hardware. So you might want to re-arrange the partitions to have ‘/’ as the last partition in the image on your next release for expand_rootfs to work. The detailed instructions are here.

2012 at 6:38 am Thinking about a really basic doorbell with no compiling & 10. October 21.] 9.10) same => n. do cmd=$(cat /sys/class/gpio/gpio17/value) if [ $cmd = '0' ]. I found this script to make an extension ring if pin 17 is activated. I haven’t downloaded and read all of the docs yet. and away you go. 2012 at 2:07 pm Can this also be used to setup regular (non google voice) sip trunks.8.recompile Asterisk can be found in /usr/src/asterisk-1. run this parallel with pin 17. nano -w /root/doorbell.1.SET(CALLERID(name)=From DOOR) same => n.g. Run the script in the background after testing it without using the ampersand: /root/doorbell. then switch to ground to activate it. Stuart says: Sunday. how do I run the script? [WM: Log into your server as root. If things go horribly wrong.0 on your SD card. Good luck!] 8.png) This is a really basic question – I am not a programmer. I understand I would need to take 3.hangup() (Where nnnn is extension number). Randy says: Saturday.. then Enter. just would rather bring in my own SIP I like the polished look of your version. Create a file for the script. e. #!/bin/bash while true. Stuart says: .16. (Like this http://i. [WM: You can use both SIP and IAX2 trunks.3v with a 10k Ohm resistor. just be sure you have a good backup of your SD card before you begin. then asterisk -rx 'originate local/s@fromdoor application Playback beep' fi sleep 1 done Then edit extensions_custom. October 20.conf to include: [fromdoor] exten => s. Save the file: Ctrl-X.imgur. so apologies if it is Just add them within FreePBX. Y.

2012 at 1:32 am Thanks. although outgoing calls work perfectly. Once the script is running. 2012 at 10:27 pm Argh. please disregard last message. but I’m still unable to receive incoming calls from google voice. October 23. . how can I get it to run automatically on boot? (Does this version have watchdog to reboot the device if it crashes too?) [WM: Crashes? We don't want no stinking crashes. I’m kinda stumped. But. 2012 at 3:03 pm Just Released: Incredible PBX 3. anyone have an idea how to go about debugging this? Thanks 14. you can add a line to /etc/init. Nerd Uno says: Sunday. Joe says: Sunday. 2012 at 8:52 am ward what is the capacity for this pbx? how many simultaneous call can Handel ? thanks in advance 12. 2MB/sec downloads. October 28. nothing appears on the debugger. HIMALA says: Tuesday. watchdog is included in the build.Monday. Joe says: Sunday.d/freepbx just below ${AMPORTAL_BIN} start 11. October 22.5 Torrent for 256MB and 512MB Raspberry Pi. yes. one more question – once I have set the script all up properly. October 28. 2012 at 10:18 pm I followed the directions and went back and double checked to make sure everything was correct. but when I try to make one incoming. 13. October 28. I was logged in to google chat through my android phone. I have asterisk -rvvvvvvvvvv running in an ssh session and I see lots of debugging info when I place an outgoing call.

Crusadio 19. 2012 at 1:26 pm Incredible Faxing for the 512MB Raspberry Pi finally has arrived. 2012 at 8:10 am Incredible PBX 3. 2012 at 8:48 am Is it possible to incorporate Skype gateway into this Rasspberry Pi distro? . ward says: Saturday.15.6 featuring Incredible Fax is now ready for testing. Nerd Uno says: Tuesday. SAm says: 21. 20. I have 3 SPA942 phones with a trunk to the outside world. All is working great. Install instructions here: http://nerd. October 30.5 on a 256K Pi running at home to help me learn Asterisk. 2012 at 11:27 am I was thinking maybe this would be good for a sip door phone? 17. November 10. but I can’t see it as a built-in or an available module. November 10. . November 10. November 23. November 4. Dawid says: Friday. Crusadio says: Saturday. 2012 at 4:31 pm Have you tried adding a heatsink to keep the CPU cooler when overclocking? There seem to be a bunch of different heatsink kits for the Raspberry Pi available. 2012 at 2:50 pm CallCentric network outage may cause IPtables to fail with Incredible PBX for Raspberry Pi. Here’s the fix: http://nerd. Bill says: 18. http://nerd. November 19. 2012 at 11:12 pm I have 16. but is there anyway to do paging to all the phones ? PiAF talks about a Paging module. ward says: Monday.

119225] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18.127708] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. 2012 at 7:57 pm I haven’t been able to boot v3. any idea what problem is here? . Priority:-1 extents:27 acrossS [ 86.152828] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 25. Amazing coordination and thoughtfulness in putting this together. This is the first version I’ve tried.949645] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor ondemand [ 25. Opts: (null) [ 17. Thanks again. and M$FT has not chosen to release a version for this ARM processor. I am waiting for my new model PI and will eagerly set this up and get it going with my Nexvortex. I created the cards using the make_sdhc script.709849] Adding 897020k swap on /var/swap. It keeps getting stuck at the same spot: … [ 17. November 30.088798] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18.082264] bcm2835 ALSA card created! [ 18. I have had several false starts with Freeswitch. My next effort will be creating a package for a SOHO SMB that can be easily turnkey’d SD card image that can be setup for multiple offices (one with a PI pbx.108266] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. 2012 at 10:36 pm Thanks sooo much for all this work.6 successfully. Sorry.961321] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor ondemand [ 28. Karl Miller says: Monday. heartbeat=10 sec (nowayout=0) [ 18. November 26.136138] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. But. plugpbx.5 and see if it works better. Asterisk by itself.339789] NET: Registered protocol family 10 [ 32. etc. As a software engineer.[WM: Skype is account (these guys are great for a very cost-effective SIP account). and the rest with just phones behind their router).144602] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. I’m going to downgrade and try v3. and it is so nice to have everything working in one package.714954] watchdog stopped I’ve tried 2 different cards and 2 different Pi’s all with the same result. your place in heaven is preserved 23.955682] bcm2708 watchdog.499399] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team [ 89. Francis says: Friday.] 22.450507] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): re-mounted. I know all the work this took.

I modify interfaces and I added dns-nameservers and it crashes. 24. Thanks.) I can log in through SSH now. I tried setting SIP from within FreePBx and set the changes to be accepted from my server and it doesn’t work. 2012 at 1:59 am Never mind. DennisDunbar says: Tuesday. 2012 at 12:30 pm I have a static I/P address and a FQDN that I want to use with 3. (I don’t have a graphical display.Thanks.6 on a Pi. December 1. December 4. 25.] Leave a Reply Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Web site Add your Reply ← What’s As Good As a $35 Raspberry Pi? How About 35 Free Incredible PBX Apps Black Friday Deals: Buyers’ Guide to VoIP and Mobile Stocking Stuffers for 2012 → Entries RSS | Comments RSS . Any ideas? [WM: See this thread on the forum for some suggestions. I didn’t know Incredible PBX doesn’t show a login prompt on the serial console which is why the system appears to be hung. Francis says: Saturday.

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