[CentOS] Voice/Fax Modem advice

Fri Oct 6 16:53:04 UTC 2017
hw <hw at gc-24.de>

me at tdiehl.org wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2017, hw wrote:
>> me at tdiehl.org wrote:
>>> On Wed, 4 Oct 2017, hw wrote:
>>>> A SPA122 ATA from Cisco might be useful as a gateway, they are cheap.
>>>> You?d be using it kinda in reverse, but I don?t see why that shouldn?t
>>>> be possible.
>>>> Other than that, specialized cards have come down in prices, probably
>>>> because ppl aren?t using them anymore.  You might also want to look
>>>> into Patton gateways, but they tend to be rather pricy and are a hell
>>>> to set up unless you?re familiar with all the phone-related stuff.
>>>> If your internet connection is decent, it might be a good idea to give
>>>> up the POTS line and use a VOIP provider instead, with a asterisk
>>>> connected to it.  It would be the easiest way by far.
>>>> Asterisk isn?t too complicated for getting basic phone services to work
>>>> on which you can expand over time; you only need to overcome the few
>>>> first steps.  Since a Centos package for asterisk is missing, you may
>>>> want to compile it yourself, which is easy.  However, I had to disable
>>>> one of the drivers/features of asterisk in the build config because
>>>> there?s a bug that makes asterisk fail when that feature/driver is
>>>> enabled --- I left everything else enabled and don?t know what most of
>>>> the stuff is ...
>>> The http://nerdvittles.com/ stuff I referenced earlier gives you the choice
>>> of Installing on Centos 6/7, Debian 8 or Raspberry PI. They even have virtual
>>> box VM's available.
>>> See http://wable-repo.wardmundy.net/incrediblepbx/ for a list of all of the
>>> choices.
>> I?m not sure what you?re trying to say; I neither have a facebook account, nor
>> a cell phone, and I don?t understand why cell phones aren?t VOIP clients that
>> can simply be used with asterisk.
> I do not have a facebook account either. The first link above is simply a link
> to Ward Mundy's semi weekly articles. If you scroll down the page you can
> pick the articles that interest you. I ignore anything having to do with
> facebook or self driving cars, etc.. Ward writes about many technical things
> but tends to specialize in all things related to telephony.
> The 2nd link allows you to pick out the type of pbx that interests you and then
> points you to links to his articles that instruct you how to download and build
> your choice of pbx. You just have to be care not to click on the stupid ads.
> For instance http://nerdvittles.com/?p=14208 takes you to his article to build
> "Introducing Incredible PBX 13 for CentOS 6 and 7"

Thanks for the clarification; I did scroll down and didn´t see it ...