CentOS/SL Platform

Systems Integration and Public Participation with FreePBX

Systems Integration and Public Participation with FreePBX

Monday, May 23, 2022

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It’s been an interesting few days in the FreePBX® VoIP community with a thread on the VoIP-Info.org and another on the FreePBX Forum. It’s prompted us to revisit what open source development is all about and what all of this means to those of you that rely upon Asterisk® and FreePBX. After the departure of the Schmooze folks from Sangoma, virtually all development has been moved behind closed doors with the first opportunity for public participation occurring after new features… Read More ›

Deal of the Year: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $59.99

Deal of the Year: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $59.99

Monday, May 9, 2022

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One year and counting… If you still have some Google Voice numbers lying around or if you’d like to join the party a little late, now is your second chance. Amazon now is selling the OBi2182 phones to U.S. residents with native Google Voice as well as WiFi, Bluetooth, HD Voice, speakerphone, and a power adapter for $59.99. Hold, transfer, and conferencing support are included in the phone. Here’s our Amazon referral link to keep the lights on. We were… Read More ›

Interconnecting Asterisk Servers with PJsip and OpenVPN

Interconnecting Asterisk Servers with PJsip and OpenVPN

Monday, May 2, 2022

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It’s been several years since we discussed interconnecting Asterisk® servers so today we want to do a version refresh using PJsip Trunking. We also want to show you how easy it is to secure the communications path by setting up the trunks using OpenVPN connections. When we’re finished, you’ll have a FREE way to call between sites using FreePBX® Outbound Routes. Because Incredible PBX comes preconfigured with all the components you’ll need, we’ll use that platform to further simplify the… Read More ›

Migrating Incredible PBX 2022 to a PUBLIC-Facing Cloud PBX

Migrating Incredible PBX 2022 to a PUBLIC-Facing Cloud PBX

Monday, April 25, 2022

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Today we want to show you how to reconfigure Incredible PBX 2022 for Rocky 8 into a PUBLIC-facing Cloud PBX. What that means is authorized users can connect a SIP phone to the PBX regardless of where the user might be located without worries about an ever-changing dynamic IP address and the requirement to whitelist the new IP address. A PUBLIC-facing PBX also provides free SIP URI connectivity to users of your PBX by anyone from anywhere in the world.… Read More ›

5 Minute Wonder: Incredible PBX 2022 in Cloud for $25/Yr.

5 Minute Wonder: Incredible PBX 2022 in Cloud for $25/Yr.

Monday, March 28, 2022

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We’ve been building turnkey Incredible PBX® servers for virtual machine platforms for many years. Because the servers are built from images, typical install times have been 5 minutes or less with Proxmox, VirtualBox, and VMware ESXi. But the missing piece has been a similar image install on a true cloud-based platform. This limitation was primarily due to the fact that we don’t own or control the available cloud platforms which typically limit image installs to operating systems such as CentOS,… Read More ›

Deploying a Non-Google SMTP RelayHost with Asterisk

Deploying a Non-Google SMTP RelayHost with Asterisk

Thursday, March 17, 2022

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This will not be the sexiest column you read this year, but it may be the most important. You need a reliable way for your VoIP-based PBX to deliver emails to you and your users when incoming voicemails arrive and when your server has problems. At least for Incredible PBX® platforms, we thought we had this solved with our Gmail Smarthost solution. But, alas, Google continues to move the goal posts and has announced that it will discontinue support for… Read More ›

One-Minute Wonder: It’s Incredible PBX 2022 for VirtualBox

One-Minute Wonder: It’s Incredible PBX 2022 for VirtualBox

Monday, March 7, 2022

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If you’re new to the VoIP world and want to kick the tires to see what you’re missing, then today’s one minute setup is for you. You can use almost any desktop computer you already own to bring up the VirtualBox® edition of Incredible PBX® 2022. If you’ve followed Nerd Vittles over the years, you already know that VirtualBox from Oracle® is one of our favorite platforms. Once VirtualBox is installed on your desktop computer, adding Incredible PBX is a… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX 2022 for Rocky 8 Linux

Introducing Incredible PBX 2022 for Rocky 8 Linux

Monday, January 17, 2022

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As we celebrate the 17th birthday of Nerd Vittles this week, it seemed only fitting to introduce a new version of Incredible PBX 2022 which will carry telephony forward until the end of this decade. For history buffs, you may recall that CentOS used to be a perfect clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux… until it wasn’t when RedHat decided to morph CentOS into a development sandbox known as CentOS Stream. And then along came Gregory Kurtzer, the original developer… Read More ›