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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

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

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

What to Buy. 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. 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.2 The case is optional. Here’s everything you need to get started. Most of that time will be consumed copying the Incredible Pi image to an SD card. You also need a CAT5 cable and either a spare PC or Mac with Putty or SSH and a pair of earbuds or an HDMI cable to connect to a TV or monitor and a USB keyboard. It’s only 5 volts. Yes. There’s a 10/100 port on the Raspberry Pi that gives you all the networking you need. you can run the Raspberry Pi sitting on your desk with no case. So there’s plenty of time for lunch during the hour.So you don’t have to jump around between articles. $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 . Once your system is running and you’ve completed the setup steps below. Here are the links to buy the pieces.

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

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

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

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preferably six or more. You can avoid one-way audio on calls and touchtones that don’t work with these simple settings in FreePBX: Settings -> Asterisk SIP Settings.255.something then the permit entry will be 192.255. First. You do that with the deny and permit entries which currently are filled with zeroes. Just plug in your public IP address and your private IP subnet. 5. e. we need the first three octets of your private LAN address.168. you can retrieve your voicemails by dialing *98701 from any extension on your phone system.0. Replace the existing 1234secret and 1234 with your own (very secure) entries. You also need to lock down this extension so that it is only accessible from devices on your private LAN. Then reload the dialplan by clicking on the red prompt when it appears. Finally. 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. That’s it. Now save your settings by clicking the Submit button.168. 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). Eliminating Audio and DTMF Problems. In case you’re curious. *701 would let someone leave you a voicemail without actually calling you.0. You’ll be prompted to enter the voicemail password you set up. Then set ULAW as the only Audio Codec. unless you’ve chosen to automatically delete voicemails after emailing them. In addition to managing your voicemails. You can also include a pager email address if you want a text message alert with incoming voicemails. we only need to make a few changes. And you can always leave a voicemail for someone by dialing their extension number preceded by an asterisk. change the Delete Voicemail option from No to Yes. 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. e. . you need a very secure password for both the extension itself and your voicemail account for this extension.0/255.g.0. The extension secret needs to be a combination of letters and numbers.For now.g. The Voicemail Password needs to be all numbers. Leave the deny entry the way it is which tells Incredible Pi to block everybody except those allowed in the permit entry below. For the permit. if your LAN is 192.

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

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

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

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

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2012 at 1:39 pm Use Bluetooth Proximity Detection with your Raspberry Pi to Forward Calls to Your Cell When You’re Away. Tuesday.2 Introducing Incredible PBX 2.1 with CentOS 5. Extensions typically have been announced during the last week of December each year… but nothing lasts forever.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. Share! Tw eet 29 Like 37 80 Share 2 StumbleUpon 1.PBX in a Flash 2: DIY Hardware Recommendations Free Worldwide Calling with iNum + VoIP.5. we support Amazon because Amazon supports us. Here’s how: http://nerd.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. We never recommend particular products solely to generate Amazon commissions. Bob says: Friday.7. September 25. November 6. 2012 at 11:36 pm Great work so far. 2012 3:00 am Tags: asterisk. September 28.bz/PDUoGi 2. freepbx. Many of our purchase links refer users to Amazon when we find their prices are competitive for the recommended products.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. Telephony by ward. Nerd Uno says: Tuesday. [↩] Posted in Technology.6 for the $35 Raspberry Pi” 1. 1 question though. Google Voice calling is free throughout the United States and Canada at least through the end 0f 2012. when pricing is comparable or availability is favorable. [↩] 2.ms + Google Voice Thumbs Up: A New Flash Drive Installer for PIAF2 and CentOS 6.0 and Incredible Fax 2. Nerd Vittles receives a small referral fee from Amazon to help cover the costs of our blog.7. why are you using a heavy webserver like Apache? Why not Lighttpd or Nginx? . with such limited resources. IncrediblePBX 25 Responses to “VoIP on Steroids: Introducing Incredible PBX 3.9 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 1.0 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. However.

I must be missing something. Doug says: Monday.raspberrypi. September 29.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. Nerd Uno says: Sunday. Incredible PBX for the Raspberry Pi uses "pure Raspbian" so the process is fairly straight-forward. October 15. I have two NICs – 1 for internal network and 1 for external. Ideas? Doug 7. Then the raspi-config – expand_rootfs will work. The detailed instructions are here. Someone has already posted scripts of how to do this on Asterisk at http://www.K. 2012 at 1:01 pm Hi. October 20. Nerd Uno says: Monday. Stuart says: Saturday.] 4. 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 . looks like you can already order a 512MB Raspberry Pi… if you hurry. 2012 at 8:28 am I want to use the GPIO pins to trigger a phone ring so this acts as a doorbell. [WM: Thanks. 2012 at 4:09 pm Incredible PBX 3. I have MP118 for POTS lines and Intepeer for VOIP.php? t=15348&p=168350 – how easy is it to set this up on Incredible PBX? [WM: Kinda depends on your skill level. David J Murray says: Saturday. 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. I have PIAF running on basic machine. 6. I want to go with this hardware. 2012 at 8:57 am If you’re in the U.like Apache? Why not Lighttpd or Nginx? Also what about using Exim instead of sendmail? 3. This has been resolved in Incredible PBX 3. October 8.3..3 bug reports and fixes can be found at this link. 5. October 14.

Y.sh. Create a file for the script.. Good luck!] 8. Stuart says: Sunday. If things go horribly wrong. just would rather bring in my own SIP trunk.16. I found this script to make an extension ring if pin 17 is activated.] 9. 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. nano -w /root/doorbell. I like the polished look of your version.1. Just add them within FreePBX.hangup() (Where nnnn is extension number). 2012 at 6:38 am Thinking about a really basic doorbell with no compiling etc.conf to include: [fromdoor] exten => s. Save the file: Ctrl-X. and away you go.Dial(SIP/nnnn. Randy says: Saturday. e.0 on your SD card. just be sure you have a good backup of your SD card before you begin. then Enter. so apologies if it is clear. 2012 at 2:07 pm Can this also be used to setup regular (non google voice) sip trunks. I haven’t downloaded and read all of the docs yet. October 20.png) This is a really basic question – I am not a programmer. Stuart says: .g.3v with a 10k Ohm resistor.8. October 21. do cmd=$(cat /sys/class/gpio/gpio17/value) if [ $cmd = '0' ]. [WM: You can use both SIP and IAX2 trunks. then switch to ground to activate it.com/FqnNB.recompile Asterisk can be found in /usr/src/asterisk-1. #!/bin/bash while true. (Like this http://i.10) same => n. I understand I would need to take 3.imgur. Run the script in the background after testing it without using the ampersand: /root/doorbell.SET(CALLERID(name)=From DOOR) same => n.sh & 10.

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

SAm says: Sunday. 2012 at 11:12 pm I have v3. Nerd Uno says: Tuesday. Bill says: Saturday. 2012 at 4:31 pm Have you tried adding a heatsink to keep the CPU cooler when overclocking? There seem to be a bunch of different heatsink kits for the Raspberry Pi available. November 10. but is there anyway to do paging to all the phones ? PiAF talks about a Paging module. ward says: Monday. November 10. Install instructions here: http://nerd. 2012 at 1:26 pm Incredible Faxing for the 512MB Raspberry Pi finally has arrived. November 19. Dawid says: Friday. 20. 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. 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. Here’s the fix: http://nerd. November 4. . November 10. but I can’t see it as a built-in or an available module. ward says: Saturday. http://nerd.5 on a 256K Pi running at home to help me learn Asterisk. Crusadio says: Saturday.bz/TSbzqC 18. 2012 at 8:48 am Is it possible to incorporate Skype gateway into this Rasspberry Pi distro? .Crusadio 19. All is working great.bz/Sc6FBw 16. November 23.15.6 featuring Incredible Fax is now ready for testing. October 30.bz/UOOgL9 21.

088798] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18.955682] bcm2708 watchdog. But.961321] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor ondemand [ 28. Priority:-1 extents:27 acrossS [ 86. 2012 at 10:36 pm Thanks sooo much for all this work.714954] watchdog stopped I’ve tried 2 different cards and 2 different Pi’s all with the same result.6 successfully.339789] NET: Registered protocol family 10 [ 32. etc.949645] bcm2835-cpufreq: switching to governor ondemand [ 25.450507] EXT4-fs (mmcblk0p2): re-mounted. Thanks again.082264] bcm2835 ALSA card created! [ 18. It keeps getting stuck at the same spot: … [ 17. I have had several false starts with Freeswitch.127708] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. Asterisk by itself.] 22. 2012 at 7:57 pm I haven’t been able to boot v3.com account (these guys are great for a very cost-effective SIP account).152828] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 25. plugpbx. I created the cards using the make_sdhc script. November 26. any idea what problem is here? . your place in heaven is preserved 23. As a software engineer. 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.709849] Adding 897020k swap on /var/swap. and M$FT has not chosen to release a version for this ARM processor. and it is so nice to have everything working in one package.144602] 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. This is the first version I’ve tried. heartbeat=10 sec (nowayout=0) [ 18. Amazing coordination and thoughtfulness in putting this together. Opts: (null) [ 17. Francis says: Friday.136138] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. I’m going to downgrade and try v3.108266] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18.119225] bcm2835 ALSA chip created! [ 18. Karl Miller says: Monday. and the rest with just phones behind their router). Sorry.499399] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team [ 89. November 30.[WM: Skype is proprietary. I know all the work this took.5 and see if it works better.

2012 at 12:30 pm I have a static I/P address and a FQDN that I want to use with 3. 25. (I don’t have a graphical display. Francis says: Saturday.Thanks. 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.] 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 modify interfaces and I added dns-nameservers and it crashes. December 1. 2012 at 1:59 am Never mind.6 on a Pi. December 4. Any ideas? [WM: See this thread on the forum for some suggestions. 24.) I can log in through SSH now. Thanks. DennisDunbar says: Tuesday.

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