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Newbie’s Guide to Asterisk@Home 2.7: Unabridged Installation and Upgrade Guide

Newbie’s Guide to Asterisk@Home 2.7: Unabridged Installation and Upgrade Guide

Monday, March 13, 2006

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Here’s the definitive step-by-step guide to quickly installing the latest, greatest version of Asterisk@Home: version 2.7. It includes the CentOS 4.2 version of Linux and Asterisk 1.2.5. In addition, you’ll get an Apache web server, SendMail and Comedian mail servers, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin, SugarCRM, NVfaxdetect, Samba for Microsoft file sharing/networking, and much more. The whole project will take you about 90 minutes to complete, and it’s free of charge. This edition of the Newbie’s Guide also adds tips and tricks for those updating from a previous version of Asterisk@Home.

Asterisk Call Queues: The Smarter Way to Manage Incoming Calls

Asterisk Call Queues: The Smarter Way to Manage Incoming Calls

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

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Today we’re building an Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) System with Asterisk and, for home users, we’ll show you how to screen incoming calls and then quietly route them to any destination you’d like without tipping off the caller.

Follow-Me Roaming with Asterisk: Transparently Integrating Mobile Phones Into Your Dialplan

Follow-Me Roaming with Asterisk: Transparently Integrating Mobile Phones Into Your Dialplan

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

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Want a dirt-cheap way to simultaneously ring your home or office phones and your cellphone with every incoming call? Using the free Asterisk@Home PBX on either a stand-alone Linux box or in a window on your Windows desktop, today we’ll show you how.

Lessons Learned: Switching Internet Hosting Providers

Lessons Learned: Switching Internet Hosting Providers

Monday, February 27, 2006

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Before you build a web site or start your own blog, read this …

Introducing Telephone Reminders 2.5: The Free Asterisk Telephone Reminder System

Introducing Telephone Reminders 2.5: The Free Asterisk Telephone Reminder System

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

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Continuing our carnage cleanup campaign following the release of Asterisk@Home 2.5, today we present version 2.5 of the Telephone Reminder System for Asterisk. Schedule delivery of customized reminder messages to any phone number at any date and time in the future. And it’s still FREE!

Introducing TeleYapper 2.5: The Free Asterisk Message Broadcasting System

Introducing TeleYapper 2.5: The Free Asterisk Message Broadcasting System

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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TeleYapper’s back today with version 2.5. And it’s better than ever with built-in support for redialing failed calls. TeleYapper is the perfect (free) tool for broadcasting announcements and reminders from neighborhood associations, schools, little leagues, fund raisers, and anything else except telemarketing calls. Enjoy!

Asterisk CallerID on Steroids: Here’s How

Asterisk CallerID on Steroids: Here’s How

Thursday, February 9, 2006

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Ever wanted customized CallerID numbers for each member of your family or for each of your employees. Today’s article will show you a dirt cheap and an incredibly simple solution using Asterisk and an all-you-can-eat VoIP service provider.

Manly Man Alert: A Valentine’s "Gift With A Plug" That Won’t Get You Killed

Manly Man Alert: A Valentine’s "Gift With A Plug" That Won’t Get You Killed

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

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Finally, a Valentine’s gift with a plug that won’t leave the little Mrs. hating you: the Philips Digital Photo Display ($299) takes top honors as the best Valentine’s gift for 2006. Here’s why …