Ubuntu/Debian

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 ›

Santa’s Surprise: Free Faxing Returns for FreePBX 16

Santa’s Surprise: Free Faxing Returns for FreePBX 16

Saturday, December 25, 2021

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As most of you know, free faxing with HylaFax, AvantFax, and IAXmodem has been an integral component of Incredible PBX since its introduction. That changed with the Incredible PBX 2022 Beta release last week because of the FreePBX® 16 prerequisite of a PHP 7.4 platform. That prompted us to become a student again and explore the possibility of deploying two simultaneously available versions of PHP. AvantFax is the web GUI for sending and receiving free faxes. It is no longer… Read More ›

It’s Incredible PBX 2022 Beta with Asterisk 19 & FreePBX 16

It’s Incredible PBX 2022 Beta with Asterisk 19 & FreePBX 16

Monday, December 13, 2021

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For those with a pioneering spirit, we are pleased to introduce the Incredible PBX 2022 Beta 1 upgrade for the Incredible PBX 2021 Debian 10 platform. This upgrade features the latest release of Asterisk® 19 and includes all FreePBX® 16 GPL modules. It should not (yet) be used in a production environment, but it’s fun to experiment especially when it’s the only implementation of FreePBX currently available for Asterisk 19. Prerequisites. To get started you’ll need an Incredible PBX 2021… Read More ›

Migrating Incredible PBX 2021 to a PUBLIC Facing Cloud PBX

Migrating Incredible PBX 2021 to a PUBLIC Facing Cloud PBX

Thursday, November 11, 2021

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Today we want to again enhance the migration of Incredible PBX 2021 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. In other words,… Read More ›

Introducing OpenSIPS 3 for Incredible PBX and Debian 10

Introducing OpenSIPS 3 for Incredible PBX and Debian 10

Monday, October 4, 2021

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Today we’re pleased to introduce an updated OpenSIPS installer for Debian 10 featuring the latest release of OpenSIPS. Our previous tutorial with Debian 8 is now obsolete, an all-too-frequent occurrence in the open source world. Today’s open source SIP server lets you connect users to make and receive free as well as commercial calls worldwide. There’s excellent documentation making it easy to integrate into our existing Incredible PBX platform without hiring a consultant. It’s also straight-forward to secure without providing… Read More ›

Some Further Thoughts & Solutions Regarding DDoS Attacks

Some Further Thoughts & Solutions Regarding DDoS Attacks

Monday, September 27, 2021

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This month’s DDoS attacks on SIP infrastructure in the VoIP community should give us all pause to reflect upon what each of us can do to lessen the impact of these attacks in our Internet-centric community. Suffice it to say, DDoS attacks can be directed toward carriers (last week it was Bandwidth.com), VoIP providers (last week it was VoIP.ms), and VoIP servers (that would be your PBX). While they may not like it, carriers and many VoIP providers have the… Read More ›

Is SIP Trunking Safe & Reliable in the DDoS World?

Is SIP Trunking Safe & Reliable in the DDoS World?

Monday, September 20, 2021

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Since last Thursday when VoIP.ms suffered (and continues to suffer) one of the worst Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks in the VoIP era, we’ve been asked a thousand times whether any SIP trunking provider can provide a safe and reliable platform under circumstances similar to the VoIP.ms outage. We obviously cannot vouch for every trunking provider but, based upon our discussions with two of the major carriers that support Incredible PBX, we are confident that either of them could… Read More ›