IP-PBX users?

Bruce Ferrell bferrell at baywinds.org
Wed Jan 5 19:56:13 PST 2022

On 1/5/22 4:09 PM, Philip Prindeville wrote:
> Hi all,
> Happy New Year.
> Anyone out there using Freeswitch or Asterisk on their firewall as an IP-PBX?  I've not had to set one up in ages and I'm wondering what works well these days.
> I have AstLinux running on an Soekris Net5501 but it's about to die... Plus I'd really rather just have a single box that does everything...  Plus it's still running Asterisk
> I have a single /32 that's routable, and I NAT behind it.  My phones are Sipura SPA942's and SPA504G's (2 each).
> Anyone have documentation on getting started?
> Or strong arguments to use Freeswitch over Asterisk or vice versa?
> Thanks,
> -Philip

My personal preference is Asterisk.

I always disliked the XML flat files Freeswitch uses (used?), I'm not thrilled by the Asterisk key/value flat files. And I have a soft spot for a database based configuration like 
the Asterisk Realtime configuration. Yes, there are many PHP based web UIs for both to make the configuration chores "easier", but I hate them for reasons too numerous to enumerate 

Just my opinion.  Worth what you paid for it.


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