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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In addition to managing your voicemails. Eliminating Audio and DTMF Problems. . You’ll be prompted to enter the voicemail password you set up. 5.For now. Then set ULAW as the only Audio Codec. 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. You can also include a pager email address if you want a text message alert with incoming voicemails. Now save your settings by clicking the Submit button.168.0. That’s it. Leave the deny entry the way it is which tells Incredible Pi to block everybody except those allowed in the permit entry below. You also need to lock down this extension so that it is only accessible from devices on your private LAN. First. Then reload the dialplan by clicking on the red prompt when it appears.g.168.g.0. you can retrieve your voicemails by dialing *98701 from any extension on your phone system. The Voicemail Password needs to be all numbers. And you can always leave a voicemail for someone by dialing their extension number preceded by an asterisk. In case you’re curious. The extension secret needs to be a combination of letters and numbers. preferably six or more.something then the permit entry will be 192.0. unless you’ve chosen to automatically delete voicemails after emailing them. For the permit. we need the first three octets of your private LAN address. you need a very secure password for both the extension itself and your voicemail account for this extension.255. change the Delete Voicemail option from No to Yes. Just plug in your public IP address and your private IP subnet. e. e.0/255. You do that with the deny and permit entries which currently are filled with zeroes. 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 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. if your LAN is 192. Finally. You can avoid one-way audio on calls and touchtones that don’t work with these simple settings in FreePBX: Settings -> Asterisk SIP Settings. Replace the existing 1234secret and 1234 with your own (very secure) entries. we only need to make a few changes. *701 would let someone leave you a voicemail without actually calling you.

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

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

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

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

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Nerd Uno says: Tuesday.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. Extensions typically have been announced during the last week of December each year… but nothing lasts forever. 2012 at 1:39 pm Use Bluetooth Proximity Detection with your Raspberry Pi to Forward Calls to Your Cell When You’re Away.PBX in a Flash 2: DIY Hardware Recommendations Free Worldwide Calling with iNum + VoIP. with such limited resources. when pricing is comparable or availability is favorable. Many of our purchase links refer users to Amazon when we find their prices are competitive for the recommended products. [↩] Posted in Technology. 1 question though. September 28. Telephony by ward. freepbx.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. Tuesday.bz/PDUoGi 2. we support Amazon because Amazon supports us. 2012 3:00 am Tags: asterisk.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.0 and Incredible Fax 2.1 with CentOS 5. [↩] 2. Google Voice calling is free throughout the United States and Canada at least through the end 0f 2012. IncrediblePBX 25 Responses to “VoIP on Steroids: Introducing Incredible PBX 3.7. Bob says: Friday.7. Share! Tw eet 29 Like 37 80 Share 2 StumbleUpon 1. why are you using a heavy webserver like Apache? Why not Lighttpd or Nginx? .2 Introducing Incredible PBX 2. We never recommend particular products solely to generate Amazon commissions. However. Here’s how: http://nerd. Nerd Vittles receives a small referral fee from Amazon to help cover the costs of our blog.ms + Google Voice Thumbs Up: A New Flash Drive Installer for PIAF2 and CentOS 6.6 for the $35 Raspberry Pi” 1. November 6. 2012 at 11:36 pm Great work so far. September 25.2 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 3.

2012 at 1:01 pm Hi. [WM: Thanks. All the tools needed to . The detailed instructions are here. 2012 at 10:46 am I used gparted to move the linux-swap (swapoff first) to the end of the device. October 20. I must be missing something.K.raspberrypi. September 29. I have PIAF running on basic machine. October 8. Ideas? Doug 7. looks like you can already order a 512MB Raspberry Pi… if you hurry.php? t=15348&p=168350 – how easy is it to set this up on Incredible PBX? [WM: Kinda depends on your skill level. Nerd Uno says: Sunday. I have MP118 for POTS lines and Intepeer for VOIP. Incredible PBX for the Raspberry Pi uses "pure Raspbian" so the process is fairly straight-forward. David J Murray says: Saturday.3 bug reports and fixes can be found at this link. Doug says: Monday. October 15.like Apache? Why not Lighttpd or Nginx? Also what about using Exim instead of sendmail? 3. 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. 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. Someone has already posted scripts of how to do this on Asterisk at http://www. 6. Stuart says: Saturday. October 14. Then the raspi-config – expand_rootfs will work. This has been resolved in Incredible PBX 3. 2012 at 8:57 am If you’re in the U.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.] 4.. 5. Nerd Uno says: Monday.3. I want to go with this hardware. 2012 at 8:28 am I want to use the GPIO pins to trigger a phone ring so this acts as a doorbell. 2012 at 4:09 pm Incredible PBX 3. I have two NICs – 1 for internal network and 1 for external.

3v with a 10k Ohm resistor.recompile Asterisk can be found in /usr/src/asterisk-1. October 20. Y. (Like this http://i.] 9. #!/bin/bash while true. Save the file: Ctrl-X. nano -w /root/doorbell.. so apologies if it is clear. If things go horribly wrong.1.16. and away you go. Good luck!] 8. then switch to ground to activate it. Stuart says: Sunday.imgur. I found this script to make an extension ring if pin 17 is activated. 2012 at 6:38 am Thinking about a really basic doorbell with no compiling etc. October 21.hangup() (Where nnnn is extension number). Create a file for the script. I understand I would need to take 3. I like the polished look of your version.sh.10) same => n.sh & 10. e.png) This is a really basic question – I am not a programmer.8. then Enter.conf to include: [fromdoor] exten => s. Randy says: Saturday. I haven’t downloaded and read all of the docs yet. 2012 at 2:07 pm Can this also be used to setup regular (non google voice) sip trunks. do cmd=$(cat /sys/class/gpio/gpio17/value) if [ $cmd = '0' ]. Stuart says: . just would rather bring in my own SIP trunk.Dial(SIP/nnnn. [WM: You can use both SIP and IAX2 trunks.com/FqnNB.g. Run the script in the background after testing it without using the ampersand: /root/doorbell. Just add them within FreePBX.SET(CALLERID(name)=From DOOR) same => n. just be sure you have a good backup of your SD card before you begin. run this parallel with pin 17. how do I run the script? [WM: Log into your server as root. then asterisk -rx 'originate local/s@fromdoor application Playback beep' fi sleep 1 done Then edit extensions_custom.0 on your SD card.

one more question – once I have set the script all up properly. . yes. 2012 at 10:18 pm I followed the directions and went back and double checked to make sure everything was correct. October 28. I have asterisk -rvvvvvvvvvv running in an ssh session and I see lots of debugging info when I place an outgoing call. you can add a line to /etc/init. Once the script is running. HIMALA says: Tuesday. 2012 at 10:27 pm Argh. but I’m still unable to receive incoming calls from google voice. anyone have an idea how to go about debugging this? Thanks 14. 2012 at 3:03 pm Just Released: Incredible PBX 3. although outgoing calls work perfectly. nothing appears on the debugger. Joe says: Sunday. 2012 at 1:32 am Thanks.5 Torrent for 256MB and 512MB Raspberry Pi. 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. http://nerd. 2012 at 8:52 am ward what is the capacity for this pbx? how many simultaneous call can Handel ? thanks in advance 12. please disregard last message. 2MB/sec downloads. but when I try to make one incoming. But. watchdog is included in the build. Joe says: Sunday. October 23. October 22. I was logged in to google chat through my android phone.Monday. Nerd Uno says: Sunday. I’m kinda stumped.d/freepbx just below ${AMPORTAL_BIN} start 11. October 28. October 28.bz/RnKASK 13.

2012 at 11:12 pm I have v3. but I can’t see it as a built-in or an available module. Crusadio says: Saturday.Crusadio 19. November 19. All is working great. 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. Dawid says: Friday. November 10. ward says: Monday. 2012 at 2:50 pm CallCentric network outage may cause IPtables to fail with Incredible PBX for Raspberry Pi. I have 3 SPA942 phones with a trunk to the outside world. November 23. Bill says: Saturday. Here’s the fix: http://nerd.bz/UOOgL9 21. 2012 at 1:26 pm Incredible Faxing for the 512MB Raspberry Pi finally has arrived. .5 on a 256K Pi running at home to help me learn Asterisk. ward says: Saturday. November 4. SAm says: Sunday. 20.6 featuring Incredible Fax is now ready for testing.15. October 30. November 10.bz/Sc6FBw 16. November 10. Nerd Uno says: Tuesday. 2012 at 8:48 am Is it possible to incorporate Skype gateway into this Rasspberry Pi distro? . 2012 at 8:10 am Incredible PBX 3. 2012 at 11:27 am I was thinking maybe this would be good for a sip door phone? 17. http://nerd. Install instructions here: http://nerd. but is there anyway to do paging to all the phones ? PiAF talks about a Paging module.bz/TSbzqC 18.

etc. Amazing coordination and thoughtfulness in putting this together. Asterisk by itself.339789] NET: Registered protocol family 10 [ 32.709849] Adding 897020k swap on /var/swap.499399] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team [ 89.082264] bcm2835 ALSA card created! [ 18. I created the cards using the make_sdhc script.088798] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. Francis says: Friday. Thanks again. It keeps getting stuck at the same spot: … [ 17.6 successfully. Priority:-1 extents:27 acrossS [ 86. Karl Miller says: Monday. and M$FT has not chosen to release a version for this ARM processor. any idea what problem is here? .949645] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor ondemand [ 25.119225] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. your place in heaven is preserved 23.152828] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 25. and the rest with just phones behind their router).144602] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18.] 22.5 and see if it works better. This is the first version I’ve tried. 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.136138] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. November 30. plugpbx. I’m going to downgrade and try v3.961321] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor ondemand [ 28.[WM: Skype is proprietary. 2012 at 10:36 pm Thanks sooo much for all this work. and it is so nice to have everything working in one package. I have had several false starts with Freeswitch. Sorry. I know all the work this took. 2012 at 7:57 pm I haven’t been able to boot v3. November 26. Opts: (null) [ 17.127708] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18.714954] watchdog stopped I’ve tried 2 different cards and 2 different Pi’s all with the same result. But. As a software engineer. I am waiting for my new model PI and will eagerly set this up and get it going with my Nexvortex.450507] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): re-mounted.955682] bcm2708 watchdog.com account (these guys are great for a very cost-effective SIP account). heartbeat=10 sec (nowayout=0) [ 18.108266] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18.

I tried setting SIP from within FreePBx and set the changes to be accepted from my server and it doesn’t work. December 1. (I don’t have a graphical display. 2012 at 1:59 am Never mind.6 on a Pi. 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.] 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 . December 4.Thanks. 2012 at 12:30 pm I have a static I/P address and a FQDN that I want to use with 3. 25. 24. Thanks. Francis says: Saturday. DennisDunbar says: Tuesday.) I can log in through SSH now.

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