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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™

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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

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

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

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. It’s only 5 volts.So you don’t have to jump around between articles. WiFi is also optional. 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. Here’s everything you need to get started. 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. Once your system is running and you’ve completed the setup steps below. So there’s plenty of time for lunch during the hour. 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.2 The case is optional. Yes. you can run the Raspberry Pi sitting on your desk with no case. What to Buy. $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 . Here are the links to buy the pieces.

NEVER EXPOSE ANY INCREDIBLE PI PORTS DIRECTLY TO THE INTERNET 3. For Windows. If you’re using secured WiFi. The wired network always takes precedence so unplug the cable if you want WiFi to be your . If you want free calling in the U. With Incredible PBX 3.3 and beyond. If you’re not using a monitor and keyboard. When you first login (username: root password: raspberry). Then you can use that IP address instead of incrediblepbx. and you’ll need one dedicated to Incredible Pi. 3. There are a couple of hurdles. you can use SSH to gain root access to Incredible Pi.local. So what you need to do is download Incredible Pi and copy the image onto an SDHC card. Here’s everything you need to know about security for Incredible Pi: 1. Mac and Linux installers are included. The latest releases of Incredible PBX also include a Java-based SSH client in the FreePBX web GUI: Admin -> Java SSH. If you’re using either a wired network or an open WiFi network. second you need an SSH client. 5. 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). And browser access to your server is available at the following address: http://incrediblepbx. And. There also are a few setup steps to complete once your Incredible Pi finishes the bootup process.gz Copy . you’ll be prompted to change your root password and to set your default time zone.Setting Up Google Voice. 2. you needn’t worry about the IP address.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. you need the network address of your new server. 4. then you’ll need a Google Voice account.local. Here are the steps: 1.local. ALWAYS RUN INCREDIBLE PI BEHIND A SECURE HARDWARE-BASED FIREWALL/ROUTER 2.tar. NEVER MAP INBOUND INTERNET PORTS FROM YOUR FIREWALL TO INCREDIBLE PI Initial Setup. The disk drive for the Raspberry Pi is an SD card. or it won’t work. Download the Incredible Pi package Decompress the tarball: tar zxvf incrediblepi-version. then everything just works. First.conf and reboot. and Canada. 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. just use Win32 Disk Imager. then you’ll need to plug in your credentials in /etc/wpa. And you can use any web browser on your private network to access your server.S. You now can access your server via SSH by logging in like this: root@incrediblepbx.

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

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. From the main FreePBX GUI. You can change whenever you like by choosing Connectivity -> Inbound Routes -> Default. you can leave that out. Setting a Destination for Incoming Calls. Or you could direct incoming calls to an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system (we’ve actually set one up for you to play with). restart Asterisk: amportal restart 3. Changing Extension Passwords. Then click on 701 in the Extension List on the right side of your display. change the target to Extensions and then select 701 from the list. Otherwise. Then click Submit Changes and Apply Config.com. we need to tell FreePBX how to process inbound calls when someone dials your Google Voice number. You could simply ring an extension. By default. If your Google Voice account name ends in @gmail. include the full email address.Fill in the blanks with your information and check all 3 boxes. choose Applications -> Extensions. 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. You’ll see a form that looks like this: . Or you could ring multiple extensions by first creating a Ring Group which is just a list of extension numbers. 4. In the Set Destination section of the form. There are any number of choices. Then click Submit and Apply Config. Now that you’ve created your Google Voice Trunk.

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First. You can avoid one-way audio on calls and touchtones that don’t work with these simple settings in FreePBX: Settings -> Asterisk SIP Settings. 5.168. 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.0.0. Now save your settings by clicking the Submit button. Just plug in your public IP address and your private IP subnet. For the permit. Then set ULAW as the only Audio Codec.0/255.255. unless you’ve chosen to automatically delete voicemails after emailing them. You’ll be prompted to enter the voicemail password you set up. That’s it. And you can always leave a voicemail for someone by dialing their extension number preceded by an asterisk. e. we only need to make a few changes. You can also include a pager email address if you want a text message alert with incoming voicemails. e. Eliminating Audio and DTMF Problems. *701 would let someone leave you a voicemail without actually calling you. 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. Finally. Replace the existing 1234secret and 1234 with your own (very secure) entries. In addition to managing your voicemails. preferably six or more. Leave the deny entry the way it is which tells Incredible Pi to block everybody except those allowed in the permit entry below. we need the first three octets of your private LAN address. You do that with the deny and permit entries which currently are filled with zeroes.0. The extension secret needs to be a combination of letters and numbers. Then reload the dialplan by clicking on the red prompt when it appears. The Voicemail Password needs to be all numbers.168. you can retrieve your voicemails by dialing *98701 from any extension on your phone system. if your LAN is 192.g.For now.something then the permit entry will be 192. 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).255. In case you’re curious. change the Delete Voicemail option from No to Yes.g. . you need a very secure password for both the extension itself and your voicemail account for this extension. You also need to lock down this extension so that it is only accessible from devices on your private LAN.

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

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

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

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Then the raspi-config – expand_rootfs will work.raspberrypi. Incredible PBX for the Raspberry Pi uses "pure Raspbian" so the process is fairly straight-forward. Nerd Uno says: Monday. 2012 at 8:28 am I want to use the GPIO pins to trigger a phone ring so this acts as a doorbell.php? t=15348&p=168350 – how easy is it to set this up on Incredible PBX? [WM: Kinda depends on your skill level. I have two NICs – 1 for internal network and 1 for external. Ideas? Doug 7. 2012 at 10:46 am I used gparted to move the linux-swap (swapoff first) to the end of the device. All the tools needed to . This has been resolved in Incredible PBX 3. 6. Someone has already posted scripts of how to do this on Asterisk at http://www.3 bug reports and fixes can be found at this link. Doug says: Monday.like Apache? Why not Lighttpd or Nginx? Also what about using Exim instead of sendmail? 3. I have PIAF running on basic machine. 2012 at 4:09 pm Incredible PBX 3. I must be missing something. 2012 at 1:01 pm Hi. I want to go with this hardware. September 29. Nerd Uno says: Sunday. October 14. 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. David J Murray says: Saturday.K. looks like you can already order a 512MB Raspberry Pi… if you hurry. 5. October 15.3. October 8. 2012 at 8:57 am If you’re in the U. The detailed instructions are here.. [WM: Thanks. I have MP118 for POTS lines and Intepeer for VOIP.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.] 4. Stuart says: Saturday. October 20. 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.

then switch to ground to activate it. just would rather bring in my own SIP trunk.recompile Asterisk can be found in /usr/src/asterisk-1. (Like this http://i. Just add them within FreePBX. Save the file: Ctrl-X. then asterisk -rx 'originate local/s@fromdoor application Playback beep' fi sleep 1 done Then edit extensions_custom.Dial(SIP/nnnn. Good luck!] 8. #!/bin/bash while true. 2012 at 6:38 am Thinking about a really basic doorbell with no compiling etc.com/FqnNB.1. Run the script in the background after testing it without using the ampersand: /root/doorbell. I understand I would need to take 3. then Enter.conf to include: [fromdoor] exten => s. just be sure you have a good backup of your SD card before you begin. and away you go.sh & 10.0 on your SD card. e. Randy says: Saturday. I found this script to make an extension ring if pin 17 is activated. [WM: You can use both SIP and IAX2 trunks. run this parallel with pin 17. Create a file for the script.8.imgur. how do I run the script? [WM: Log into your server as root.10) same => n. October 21. 2012 at 2:07 pm Can this also be used to setup regular (non google voice) sip trunks. so apologies if it is clear.sh.. Y. I like the polished look of your version. October 20.png) This is a really basic question – I am not a programmer.SET(CALLERID(name)=From DOOR) same => n. I haven’t downloaded and read all of the docs yet.hangup() (Where nnnn is extension number).g.] 9.16. nano -w /root/doorbell. do cmd=$(cat /sys/class/gpio/gpio17/value) if [ $cmd = '0' ].3v with a 10k Ohm resistor. If things go horribly wrong. Stuart says: . Stuart 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. But. I’m kinda stumped. October 28. 2012 at 10:27 pm Argh. Once the script is running.Monday. nothing appears on the debugger. yes. October 28.5 Torrent for 256MB and 512MB Raspberry Pi. 2012 at 10:18 pm I followed the directions and went back and double checked to make sure everything was correct. but I’m still unable to receive incoming calls from google voice. October 23. October 28.d/freepbx just below ${AMPORTAL_BIN} start 11. watchdog is included in the build. anyone have an idea how to go about debugging this? Thanks 14. please disregard last message. although outgoing calls work perfectly.bz/RnKASK 13. 2012 at 3:03 pm Just Released: Incredible PBX 3. 2MB/sec downloads. . http://nerd. October 22. HIMALA says: Tuesday. I was logged in to google chat through my android phone. Joe says: Sunday. Nerd Uno says: Sunday. one more question – once I have set the script all up properly. Joe says: Sunday. but when I try to make one incoming. 2012 at 1:32 am Thanks. you can add a line to /etc/init. I have asterisk -rvvvvvvvvvv running in an ssh session and I see lots of debugging info when I place an outgoing call. 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.

Dawid says: Friday. November 23.bz/UOOgL9 21. 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.6 featuring Incredible Fax is now ready for testing. ward says: Saturday. Bill says: Saturday. November 19. 2012 at 11:27 am I was thinking maybe this would be good for a sip door phone? 17.bz/TSbzqC 18. 20. 2012 at 1:26 pm Incredible Faxing for the 512MB Raspberry Pi finally has arrived. but is there anyway to do paging to all the phones ? PiAF talks about a Paging module. 2012 at 8:48 am Is it possible to incorporate Skype gateway into this Rasspberry Pi distro? . . Nerd Uno says: Tuesday.bz/Sc6FBw 16. SAm says: Sunday. 2012 at 8:10 am Incredible PBX 3. Crusadio says: Saturday. November 10. November 10.15. 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 11:12 pm I have v3.Crusadio 19. All is working great. ward says: Monday. October 30. Install instructions here: http://nerd. November 10. November 4. I have 3 SPA942 phones with a trunk to the outside world. http://nerd.5 on a 256K Pi running at home to help me learn Asterisk. but I can’t see it as a built-in or an available module.

088798] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. I’m going to downgrade and try v3. 2012 at 7:57 pm I haven’t been able to boot v3.119225] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. I am waiting for my new model PI and will eagerly set this up and get it going with my Nexvortex.[WM: Skype is proprietary.] 22. and the rest with just phones behind their router).709849] Adding 897020k swap on /var/swap.339789] NET: Registered protocol family 10 [ 32. and it is so nice to have everything working in one package.961321] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor ondemand [ 28.450507] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): re-mounted.5 and see if it works better. Priority:-1 extents:27 acrossS [ 86. etc. Amazing coordination and thoughtfulness in putting this together.144602] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. But. It keeps getting stuck at the same spot: … [ 17. 2012 at 10:36 pm Thanks sooo much for all this work.499399] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team [ 89.com account (these guys are great for a very cost-effective SIP account). November 26. Sorry.108266] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18.6 successfully. Francis says: Friday. any idea what problem is here? . plugpbx.127708] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. heartbeat=10 sec (nowayout=0) [ 18. As a software engineer. Opts: (null) [ 17. Karl Miller says: Monday. your place in heaven is preserved 23.949645] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor ondemand [ 25. 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.082264] bcm2835 ALSA card created! [ 18. Asterisk by itself. This is the first version I’ve tried.136138] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. Thanks again. and M$FT has not chosen to release a version for this ARM processor.714954] watchdog stopped I’ve tried 2 different cards and 2 different Pi’s all with the same result.955682] bcm2708 watchdog. I have had several false starts with Freeswitch. November 30. I created the cards using the make_sdhc script.152828] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 25. I know all the work this took.

6 on a Pi. December 4. I tried setting SIP from within FreePBx and set the changes to be accepted from my server and it doesn’t work.] 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 .) I can log in through SSH now. Thanks. December 1.Thanks. Francis says: Saturday. 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. I modify interfaces and I added dns-nameservers and it crashes. 25. (I don’t have a graphical display. 24. 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.

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