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Rolling Your Own: Creating a Custom Incredible PBX ISO for Asterisk

Rolling Your Own: Creating a Custom Incredible PBX ISO for Asterisk

Friday, December 11, 2015

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View image | gettyimages.com We promised to provide the Incredible PBX 13.2 ISO build environment for those of you that wanted to learn how to roll your own ISO. Why would you want to do such thing? Well, we can think of a number of reasons. First, you may just want to learn how sh*t works. Or you may want to impress your boss by building a custom ISO with the corporate logo splattered all over the place. Then there… Read More ›

The 30-Second PBX: Introducing Proxmox 4 for the Intel NUC and Asterisk 13

The 30-Second PBX: Introducing Proxmox 4 for the Intel NUC and Asterisk 13

Monday, October 19, 2015

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With the advent of cloud-based computing and desktop virtual machine platforms like VirtualBox, we haven’t played with dedicated hardware for Asterisk® in a couple of years. WOW! It’s just amazing the quantum leaps in miniaturization, price, and performance that have transpired during our absence. Last week, we introduced a dedicated server platform for under $200 that could serve as a small business PBX for almost any 20-30 person organization. Today, meet Big Brother. You’re looking at all the components that… Read More ›

Firewalls 101: Why Every Asterisk Server Should Have a Functioning Firewall

Firewalls 101: Why Every Asterisk Server Should Have a Functioning Firewall

Monday, August 3, 2015

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View image | gettyimages.com Part of our fundamental disagreement with the FreePBX® design can be summed up in one word: FIREWALL or the lack of a functioning firewall in the FreePBX Distro and in the functionally identical Digium product, AsteriskNOW®.1 Most of the other design choices including the controversial, non-GPL compliant Module Signature Checking mechanism are touted as failsafe ways to detect altered systems even though changes in FreePBX MySQL tables and Asterisk config files can be modified easily without… Read More ›

A Firsthand Look at Disaster Recovery: Tethering and IAX  with Asterisk

A Firsthand Look at Disaster Recovery: Tethering and IAX with Asterisk

Monday, October 20, 2014

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One of the exciting challenges of building a swimming pool is knowing that it’s just a matter of time until your Internet connection dies. As you might imagine, swimming pools are major construction and involve a lot of digging. And digging usually means some oops moments when cables get cut. In our case, we had watched the folks digging the trenches for all of the pool plumbing to be sure they didn’t accidentally whack one of three coax cables coming… Read More ›

It’s An Oligopoly, Stupid: What’s Wrong with Comcast Business Class Internet?

It’s An Oligopoly, Stupid: What’s Wrong with Comcast Business Class Internet?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Let’s begin with what sounds like a fairy tale but turns out to be a nightmare. After watching your country invest hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-subsidized infrastructure, you’ve finally decided it’s time to buy your own car. You visit the only car dealer in town and are told that all vehicles are leased, not sold, for a period of three years. Cars come in three models. Would you like a 200, 300, or 400 horsepower engine? You opt… Read More ›

Introducing NeoRouter 1.9 VPN: Still a Shining Star

Introducing NeoRouter 1.9 VPN: Still a Shining Star

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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In a previous article, we introduced PPTP VPNs for interconnecting remote users and branch offices to a central network hub. Known as a hub-and-spoke VPN, the advantage of this design is it lets remote users participate as peers in an existing home office LAN. It’s simple to set up and easy to maintain. The drawback is vulnerability to man-in-the-middle attacks. Today, we want to revisit the more traditional client-server VPN which relies upon a central server but uses a star… Read More ›

The Bluetooth Revolution: Watch What We Can Do

The Bluetooth Revolution: Watch What We Can Do

Monday, April 30, 2012

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Some amazing Bluetooth developments are paving the way to smarter vehicles and watches. Today we’ll show you some of them and introduce a slick network management utility for use with your new Sony SmartWatch.

Introducing NeoRouter VPN: A Star Is Born

Introducing NeoRouter VPN: A Star Is Born

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Today we’re pleased to introduce a new one-minute installer for NeoRouter VPNs using PBX in a Flash 2 server. All of the software is free, and NeoRouter server and client software is free for up to 256 connections.