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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

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

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

Here are the links to buy the pieces. 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. Yes.So you don’t have to jump around between articles. 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. There’s a 10/100 port on the Raspberry Pi that gives you all the networking you need. WiFi is also optional. $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 .2 The case is optional. It’s only 5 volts. Here’s everything you need to get started. What to Buy. you can run the Raspberry Pi sitting on your desk with no case. 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. Most of that time will be consumed copying the Incredible Pi image to an SD card. Once your system is running and you’ve completed the setup steps below. So there’s plenty of time for lunch during the hour.

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

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

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


e. You can also include a pager email address if you want a text message alert with incoming voicemails. e. Just plug in your public IP address and your private IP subnet.g. Then reload the dialplan by clicking on the red prompt when it appears. you need a very secure password for both the extension itself and your voicemail account for this extension. 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). You also need to lock down this extension so that it is only accessible from devices on your private LAN. Replace the existing 1234secret and 1234 with your own (very secure) entries.168. we only need to make a few changes. You do that with the deny and permit entries which currently are filled with zeroes. Eliminating Audio and DTMF Problems. Leave the deny entry the way it is which tells Incredible Pi to block everybody except those allowed in the permit entry below. 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.168. preferably six or more. That’s it. The Voicemail Password needs to be all numbers. 5.For now. 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.0/255.g. Now save your settings by clicking the Submit button. you can retrieve your voicemails by dialing *98701 from any extension on your phone system. You’ll be prompted to enter the voicemail password you set up. You can avoid one-way audio on calls and touchtones that don’t work with these simple settings in FreePBX: Settings -> Asterisk SIP Settings. In case you’re curious. we need the first three octets of your private LAN address.255. First.0.255.0. if your LAN is 192. Finally. For the permit.0.something then the permit entry will be 192. In addition to managing your voicemails. . The extension secret needs to be a combination of letters and numbers. And you can always leave a voicemail for someone by dialing their extension number preceded by an asterisk. Then set ULAW as the only Audio Codec. unless you’ve chosen to automatically delete voicemails after emailing them. change the Delete Voicemail option from No to Yes. *701 would let someone leave you a voicemail without actually calling you.

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

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

Y. Once you install your Raspberry Pi in a remote location. you now can access it at the first IP address in your reserved PPTP IP address pool.tgz rm sambastatus. Press the space bar to select it for automatic startup when you boot your server. When you run ifconfig. 3. here are the 5 Simple Steps to activate Incredible Fax.6 Run the /root/fax-enable Script to Automatically Configure HylaFax Using FreePBX. To test it.d/pptp start. Then save the file: Ctrl-X. log into your server as root. With a 512MB Raspberry Pi. Once you have those in with the FQDN of your PPTP 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. 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. or you may end up with corrupted MySQL databases. then Enter. A few require a bit of configuration before you start using them. To permanently activate the PPTP VPN client on your Incredible Pi server. Scroll to the bottom of the list and highlight pptp. Then tab to OK and press Enter. and issue the following command: shutdown -h now. 1. Add Additional. Once you’ve done a little exploring. Shutting Down Your Server. replace myname with your PPTP username. 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. 2. 5. Download and Install Incredible PBX 3. 4. Lest we forget to mention.tgz Activating the PPTP VPN Client.0 B) Remember. run rcconf. Enjoy! 3.6 Update: Activating Incredible Fax. Instead. never just pull the plug when you want to shut down your server. Edit the connection template: nano -w /etc/ppp/peers/my-pptp-server. log into Incredible Pi as root. and replace mypassword with your PPTP password. issue the following command: /etc/init. then it’s pretty simple to add Incredible Pi to the mix by activating its PPTP VPN client. The complete tutorial is available here. Then nothing will run.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0. 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. take a few minutes to read the complete tutorial on all 35 Incredible PBX applications for Raspberry Pi. And then you’ll want to explore Interconnecting Asterisk Servers with Incredible PBX and the Raspberry . Insert the following text and replace myfqdn. Last but not least. it won’t show an IP address if the Raspberry Pi and your PPTP VPN Server are on the same subnet (like ours).tar zxvf sambastatus.

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

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2012 at 11:36 pm Great work so far.6 for the $35 Raspberry Pi” 1.2 Virtual Utopia: 1-Minute Asterisk Installs with PIAF2-OpenVZ Bluetooth Proximity Detection for Automatic Call Forwarding Speech-to-Text Directory Assistance Comes to Asterisk Introducing Incredible PBX 2. Nerd Uno says: Tuesday.0 and Incredible Fax 2. with such limited resources. Nerd Vittles receives a small referral fee from Amazon to help cover the costs of our blog. September 28. freepbx.2 Introducing Incredible PBX 2. Bob says: Friday.7. Share! Tw eet 29 Like 37 80 Share 2 StumbleUpon 1. September 25. Tuesday. + Google Voice Thumbs Up: A New Flash Drive Installer for PIAF2 and CentOS 6. November 6. [↩] 2. Here’s how: http://nerd. IncrediblePBX 25 Responses to “VoIP on Steroids: Introducing Incredible PBX 3. Telephony by ward. 2012 at 1:39 pm Use Bluetooth Proximity Detection with your Raspberry Pi to Forward Calls to Your Cell When You’re Away. when pricing is comparable or availability is favorable. why are you using a heavy webserver like Apache? Why not Lighttpd or Nginx? . Many of our purchase links refer users to Amazon when we find their prices are competitive for the recommended products.7.9 for PIAF2 and CentOS6 7 Steps to Skytopia: Pain-Free Calling with Skype and Asterisk The Googlifier: WordPress Content Generator for Google+ Definitive Guide: PBX in a Flash 1.7 Virtual Paradise: 1-Minute Asterisk Installs with PIAF-OpenVZ Thumbs Up: The Ultimate Flash Drive Installer for Asterisk PIAF 101: Taking Asterisk 10 for a Spin 3 Steps to VoIP Nirvana: It's Incredible PBX 2. 2012 3:00 am Tags: asterisk. Extensions typically have been announced during the last week of December each year… but nothing lasts forever. We never recommend particular products solely to generate Amazon commissions. we support Amazon because Amazon supports us. Google Voice calling is free throughout the United States and Canada at least through the end 0f 2012. 1 question though.PBX in a Flash 2: DIY Hardware Recommendations Free Worldwide Calling with iNum + VoIP.1 with CentOS 5.0 Siriously: It's Wolfram Alpha for Asterisk Patent Trolls: Coming Soon to a Home Near You Introducing PBX in a Flash 2 with CentOS 6.0 Android 3 Deal of the Year: Acer Tab for Under $300 The Vizio Tablet: How Good Can a $298 Android Tablet Be? Introducing Asterisk 10: Welcome to Frontier Days Installing OS X Lion: The Short List of Gotcha's An Introduction to Google Plus: The Google Lion No Longer Sleeps Coming to a Cloud Near You: Incredible PBX in the Cloud An Epilogue on New Testing Methodologies for Asterisk A Postmortem on New Testing Methodologies for Asterisk Be Sociable.5. [↩] Posted in Technology.

2012 at 1:01 pm Hi.. David J Murray says: Saturday. 6. Nerd Uno says: Sunday. I want to go with this hardware. 2012 at 8:57 am If you’re in the U.3 bug reports and fixes can be found at this link. 5. Stuart says: Saturday. Nerd Uno says: Monday. looks like you can already order a 512MB Raspberry Pi… if you hurry. All the tools needed to .org/phpBB3/viewtopic. 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.raspberrypi. Ideas? Doug 7.3. This has been resolved in Incredible PBX 3. I have MP118 for POTS lines and Intepeer for VOIP. 2012 at 8:28 am I want to use the GPIO pins to trigger a phone ring so this acts as a doorbell. I must be missing something. I have PIAF running on basic machine. October 15. Someone has already posted scripts of how to do this on Asterisk at http://www. October 14. Then the raspi-config – expand_rootfs will work. The detailed instructions are here.K. 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.] 4. September 29. October 20. Doug says: Monday. 2012 at 10:46 am I used gparted to move the linux-swap (swapoff first) to the end of the Apache? Why not Lighttpd or Nginx? Also what about using Exim instead of sendmail? 3. [WM: Thanks. Incredible PBX for the Raspberry Pi uses "pure Raspbian" so the process is fairly straight-forward. October 8. 2012 at 4:09 pm Incredible PBX 3. I have two NICs – 1 for internal network and 1 for external.php? t=15348&p=168350 – how easy is it to set this up on Incredible PBX? [WM: Kinda depends on your skill level.

e. just be sure you have a good backup of your SD card before you begin. I found this script to make an extension ring if pin 17 is activated. I like the polished look of your version.recompile Asterisk can be found in /usr/src/asterisk-1. October 20. Good luck!] 8. run this parallel with pin 17. how do I run the script? [WM: Log into your server as root. #!/bin/bash while true.hangup() (Where nnnn is extension number).imgur.. then Enter.8. 2012 at 6:38 am Thinking about a really basic doorbell with no compiling etc. Y. then switch to ground to activate it.16.3v with a 10k Ohm resistor.0 on your SD card. I understand I would need to take 3. [WM: You can use both SIP and IAX2 trunks. 2012 at 2:07 pm Can this also be used to setup regular (non google voice) sip trunks. just would rather bring in my own SIP trunk. October Stuart says: .com/FqnNB.Dial(SIP/nnnn.1.SET(CALLERID(name)=From DOOR) same => n.conf to include: [fromdoor] exten => s. Create a file for the script. I haven’t downloaded and read all of the docs yet. Run the script in the background after testing it without using the ampersand: /root/doorbell. (Like this http://i. nano -w /root/doorbell.] & 10. If things go horribly wrong. Stuart says: Sunday. do cmd=$(cat /sys/class/gpio/gpio17/value) if [ $cmd = '0' ]. Randy says: Saturday.png) This is a really basic question – I am not a programmer. Save the file: Ctrl-X.10) same => n. so apologies if it is clear. and away you go. then asterisk -rx 'originate local/s@fromdoor application Playback beep' fi sleep 1 done Then edit extensions_custom. Just add them within FreePBX.g.

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. I was logged in to google chat through my android phone. Nerd Uno says: Sunday. but when I try to make one 13. nothing appears on the debugger. but I’m still unable to receive incoming calls from google voice. 2012 at 10:27 pm Argh. I’m kinda stumped. 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.Monday. October 28. HIMALA says: Tuesday. October 28. 2012 at 3:03 pm Just Released: Incredible PBX 3. watchdog is included in the build. http://nerd. yes.d/freepbx just below ${AMPORTAL_BIN} start 11. I have asterisk -rvvvvvvvvvv running in an ssh session and I see lots of debugging info when I place an outgoing call. October 28. October 22. Once the script is running. Joe says: Sunday. please disregard last message. . 2012 at 10:18 pm I followed the directions and went back and double checked to make sure everything was correct. Joe says: Sunday. although outgoing calls work perfectly. 2012 at 1:32 am Thanks.5 Torrent for 256MB and 512MB Raspberry Pi. you can add a line to /etc/init. one more question – once I have set the script all up properly. anyone have an idea how to go about debugging this? Thanks 14. But. October 23.

ward says: Saturday. I have 3 SPA942 phones with a trunk to the outside world. SAm says: Sunday. November 10. 2012 at 2:50 pm CallCentric network outage may cause IPtables to fail with Incredible PBX for Raspberry Pi. http://nerd. Nerd Uno says: Tuesday.15. . ward says: Monday. but I can’t see it as a built-in or an available module. but is there anyway to do paging to all the phones ? PiAF talks about a Paging module. Here’s the fix: http://nerd. 2012 at 1:26 pm Incredible Faxing for the 512MB Raspberry Pi finally has arrived. Crusadio says: Saturday. November 19.6 featuring Incredible Fax is now ready for 21. Install instructions here: http://nerd. 2012 at 8:48 am Is it possible to incorporate Skype gateway into this Rasspberry Pi distro? . Dawid says: Friday. 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.5 on a 256K Pi running at home to help me learn Asterisk. 20. October 30. November 4. 2012 at 8:10 am Incredible PBX 3. Bill says: Saturday. November 18. 2012 at 11:12 pm I have v3. November 10. All is working great. 2012 at 11:27 am I was thinking maybe this would be good for a sip door phone? 17. November 10.Crusadio 19.

November 26.152828] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 25. As a software engineer.339789] NET: Registered protocol family 10 [ 32. 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.] 22. etc.108266] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18.450507] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): re-mounted. November 30.127708] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18.714954] watchdog stopped I’ve tried 2 different cards and 2 different Pi’s all with the same result. I am waiting for my new model PI and will eagerly set this up and get it going with my account (these guys are great for a very cost-effective SIP account). I’m going to downgrade and try v3.082264] bcm2835 ALSA card created! [ 18.955682] bcm2708 watchdog. Thanks again.961321] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor ondemand [ 28. and the rest with just phones behind their router). any idea what problem is here? . But. 2012 at 10:36 pm Thanks sooo much for all this work. It keeps getting stuck at the same spot: … [ 17. Francis says: Friday. 2012 at 7:57 pm I haven’t been able to boot v3. Opts: (null) [ 17.088798] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. and it is so nice to have everything working in one package. your place in heaven is preserved 23. I created the cards using the make_sdhc script. I know all the work this took. Sorry.144602] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. and M$FT has not chosen to release a version for this ARM processor. Priority:-1 extents:27 acrossS [ 86.499399] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team [ 89.[WM: Skype is proprietary. Amazing coordination and thoughtfulness in putting this together.119225] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. Karl Miller says: Monday.136138] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18.709849] Adding 897020k swap on /var/swap. heartbeat=10 sec (nowayout=0) [ 18.5 and see if it works better. plugpbx.6 successfully. Asterisk by itself.949645] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor ondemand [ 25. This is the first version I’ve tried. I have had several false starts with Freeswitch.

I modify interfaces and I added dns-nameservers and it crashes. DennisDunbar says: Tuesday. Any ideas? [WM: See this thread on the forum for some suggestions.Thanks. December 4. Francis says: Saturday. Thanks. 24. I tried setting SIP from within FreePBx and set the changes to be accepted from my server and it doesn’t work. 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.6 on a Pi. December 1.] 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. 2012 at 1:59 am Never mind. (I don’t have a graphical display. 2012 at 12:30 pm I have a static I/P address and a FQDN that I want to use with 3. 25.

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