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Offline TCPIP

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PBX, and WAN data router!
« on: February 05, 2007, 07:50:19 am »
I stumbled on IP PBX operating system called trixbox www.trixbox.org and after a little research I found Asterisk www.asterisk.org/about ….Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your own personal VoIP PBX/ data router system!
So the project continues…
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Offline GHendershot

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Re: PBX, and WAN data router!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007, 04:32:38 pm »
you might want to take a look at a project called ASTLINUX ... it combines the Asterisk PBX with a very modest router/firewall ...  the firewall is not nearly as sophisticated as pFsense and does not support anywhere near the feature set ... however, if your requirement is very modest, it may do what you want it to do ...

I have experimented with Arno Firewall script that is included in Astlinux and find it to be reasonably capable as long as you are willing to do your homework (it has to be manually configured) and experiment with it a bit ...

I think that in most production environments, it is desirable to split these functions ... in my own case, I have a main office site where I use pFsense as the firewall and TrixBox as the VoIP server ... then at a few SOHO branch offices, I use Astlinux to provide IP telephony and rudimentary firewall ... I have succeeded in using the OpenVPN in Astlinux to make a secure connection back to the main office using the OpenVPN in pFsense ... and the TrixBox setup at the main office is able to transfer calls between the SOHO branch offices ....

so there is place for combined pbx/firewall ... but there is also a good argument for keeping the functions separate ...  its nice to have choices as one size rarely fits all ...