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Asterisk: The Definitive Guide

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Design a complete Voice over IP (VoIP) or traditional PBX system with Asterisk, even if you have only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap that shows you how to install and configure this open source software, whether youre upgrading your existing phone system or starting from scratch.

Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this updated edition shows you how to write a basic dialplan step-by-step, and brings you up to speed on the features in Asterisk 11, the latest long-term support release from Digium. Youll quickly gain working knowledge to build a simple yet inclusive system.

  • Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systems
  • Build an interactive dialplan, using best practices for more advanced features
  • Delve into voicemail options, such as storing messages in a database
  • Connect to external services including Google Talk, XMPP, and calendars
  • Incorporate Asterisk features and functions into a relational database to facilitate information sharing
  • Learn how to use Asterisks security, call routing, and faxing features
  • Monitor and control your system with the Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)
  • Plan for expansion by learning tools for building distributed systems

Synopsis:

Design a complete VoIP or analog PBX with Asterisk, even if you have only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy with a detailed roadmap to installing, configuring, and integrating this open source software into your existing phone system.

Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this updated edition shows you how to write a basic dialplan step-by-step, and quickly brings you up to speed on the latest features in Asterisk 11. Youll quickly gain working knowledge to build a simple, but complete system.

  • Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systems
  • Build a simple interactive dialplan, and dive into advanced concepts
  • Use Asterisks voicemail options—including a standalone voicemail server
  • Build a menuing system and add applications that act on caller input
  • Incorporate a relational database with MySQL and Postgre SQL
  • Connect to external services such as LDAP, calendars, XMPP, and Skype
  • Use Automatic Call Distribution to build a call queuing system
  • Learn how to use Asterisks security, call routing, and faxing features

About the Author

Russell Bryant is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, where he works on the OpenStack project. Beginning in 2004 Russell spent seven years working for Digium on the Asterisk project. Russell's role at Digium began as a software developer and concluded as being the leader of the Asterisk Project and the Engineering Manager for the team focused on Asterisk development.

Jim Van Meggelen is President and CTO of Core Telecom Innovations, a Canadian-based provider of open-source telephony solutions. He has over fifteen years of enterprise telecom experience for such companies as Nortel, Williams and Telus, and has extensive knowledge of both legacy and VoIP equipment from manufacturers such as Nortel, Cisco, and Avaya. Jim is one of the principal contributors to the Asterisk Documentation Project, and is co-author of the bestselling O'Reilly book, Asterisk: The Future of Telephony.

Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceChapter 1: A Telephony RevolutionChapter 2: Asterisk ArchitectureChapter 3: Installing AsteriskChapter 4: Initial Configuration TasksChapter 5: User Device ConfigurationChapter 6: Dialplan BasicsChapter 7: Outside ConnectivityChapter 8: VoicemailChapter 9: InternationalizationChapter 10: Deeper into the DialplanChapter 11: Parking, Paging, and ConferencingChapter 12: Internet Call RoutingChapter 13: Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) QueuesChapter 14: Device StatesChapter 15: The Automated AttendantChapter 16: Relational Database IntegrationChapter 17: Interactive Voice ResponseChapter 18: External ServicesChapter 19: FaxChapter 20: Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)Chapter 21: Asterisk Gateway Interface (AGI)Chapter 22: ClusteringChapter 23: Distributed Universal Number Discovery (DUNDi)Chapter 24: System Monitoring and LoggingChapter 25: Web InterfacesChapter 26: SecurityChapter 27: Asterisk: A Future for TelephonyUnderstanding TelephonyProtocols for VoIPPreparing a System for AsteriskColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449332426
Author:
Bryant, Russell
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Madsen, Leif
Author:
Meggelen, Jim Van
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Digium;PBX;SIP;TCP/IP;asterisk;codec;dialplan;g.711;h.323;networking;skype;telephone;telephony
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
846
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 in

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing
Computers and Internet » Networking » General
Engineering » Communications » Telephony

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Design a complete VoIP or analog PBX with Asterisk, even if you have only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy with a detailed roadmap to installing, configuring, and integrating this open source software into your existing phone system.

Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this updated edition shows you how to write a basic dialplan step-by-step, and quickly brings you up to speed on the latest features in Asterisk 11. Youll quickly gain working knowledge to build a simple, but complete system.

  • Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systems
  • Build a simple interactive dialplan, and dive into advanced concepts
  • Use Asterisks voicemail options—including a standalone voicemail server
  • Build a menuing system and add applications that act on caller input
  • Incorporate a relational database with MySQL and Postgre SQL
  • Connect to external services such as LDAP, calendars, XMPP, and Skype
  • Use Automatic Call Distribution to build a call queuing system
  • Learn how to use Asterisks security, call routing, and faxing features

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