philipp at redfish-solutions.com
Mon Jan 10 20:08:20 PST 2022
> On Jan 7, 2022, at 7:49 AM, Torsten Duwe <duwe at lst.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Jan 2022 17:09:19 -0700
> Philip Prindeville <philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com> wrote:
>> Anyone have documentation on getting started?
>> Or strong arguments to use Freeswitch over Asterisk or vice versa?
> My personal impression is that the mature Asterisk is good at combining
> POTS with VoIP, with very limited support for video, whereas the rather
> new FreeSwitch focuses on VoIP, has some ambitions towards video
> conferencing (Big Blue Button prefers it, FWIW), and seems to have
> limited support for POTS.
> Around 2019 I had to switch from Asterisk to FreeSwitch because Deutsche
> Telekom is rather picky about their DNS setup; you must use their SRV
> records, otherwise phone service will fail in an obscure way,
> occasionally. Only FreeSwitch was able to do the proper DNS SRV lookup.
> I also found that it handles the forced DSL disconnects very gracefully.
> FreeSwitch is being quite actively developed, and documentation (mostly
> the wiki) lags behind, more or less, so RTFS was inevitable back then.
Bruce & Torsten: what packages/resources/functions, etc. do you enable in Asterisk? There's a bazillion of them...
And which ones to stay away from because of their potential security exposure?
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