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10.26.2011

Dialing outlook contacts on an elastix server

One way of keeping a little black book for all your telephone contacts is through-

09.14.2011

Club Telco settings in Elastix

Under trunks configure the following: Outbound Caller ID: This is your national dial in number PEER Details: type=friend disallow=all allow=alaw host=sip.clubtelco.com username=09xxxxxx fromuser=09xxxxxx authuser=09xxxxxx secret=Password port=5060 maxexpirey=240 defaultexpirey=240 outboundproxy=sip.clubtelco.com fromdomain=sip.clubtelco.com context=from-trunk qualify=yes insecure=invite canreinvite=no Register String: 09XXXXXX:Password@sip.clubtelco.com/09XXXXXX Note: I didn’t have to enter anything under the user details section. Elastix version is 1.6-12 and freepbx […]

09.14.2011

DTMF tones not working on sip trunk

We normally use ivox as our voip provider where it automatically relays dtmf tones over the trunk. We now use a variety of providers where they all don’t automatically support dtmf. To get it working you need to add the following to your outbound trunk settings.   dtmfmode=inband Basically this adds the dtmf tones to […]

08.23.2011

Location of where voicemail messages are stored in asterisk voip system

By default, Asterisk will store voice messages in the spool folder, at /var/spool/asterisk/voicemail/<context>/<mailbox> You many note there are .WAV and .wav files of the same name e.g. unavail.wav and unavail.WAV with the .WAV file being larger – about 10 times the size. These are different quality of recordings. Here

06.28.2011

How to configure a Cisco 7931 handset with Asterisk Step 1 Load SIP firmware update

Note to unlock menu items on the phone that are locked, press-

06.27.2011

How to configure Busy Lamp Field BLF on Linksys SPA942 with asterisk to show other line status

If you are using a Linksys SPA942 and would like to enable viewing of other users status, or be able to press a button to call that extension here is how to configure Make sure you have the latest phone firmware 6.1.5(a). Connect to the web interface on the SPA942 and under the info tab […]

04.30.2011

Outbound dial pattern in asterisk for USA numbers from Australia using Anveo

I setup a US number with anveo $2.49 setup and $1.49 per month for a DID. Online chat support was helpful and they have a comprehensive call routing system including being able to accept faxes on the DID, setup voicemail etc. Call quality is good from Australia to US numbers. Incoming calls worked fine on […]

03.2.2011

Asterisk audio inbound or outbound not working when iptables firewall enabled

Due to attempted hacks on VOIP boxes we need to increase security by allowing SIP access only from the relevant IPs using iptables firewall In the case below the Asterisk VOIP server is sitting behind a NAT firewall and has the relevant config set for this. I found upon enabling the linux firewall that while […]

09.1.2010

Call forward to mobile cell phone rings and can answer but has no sound on asterisk server

If running your asterisk server behind a firewall you may experience these symptoms: internal users can call mobile extensions configured with follow me and the call goes through and can be heard with no problem. If you have a rule configured so that external callers after a timeout calling internal extensions are then routed to […]

08.2.2010

Voicemail not working and drops out after elastix asterisk backup and restore

After doing a backup of asterisk from one system, and restoring to a fresh build, you may find that when someone goes to voicemail, there is a seconds silence then it drops out. If you use *97 and try to record a message, it immediately drops back to the options to save the message without […]