Asterisk



  • Browsing the packages directory on www.pfsense.com made me quite excited when I discovered the asterisk-1.0.9_1.tbz. I also soon discovered that it is not (yet?) included in the pkg_config.xml file, and thus not installable from the pfsense GUI.
    I'm a new pfsense user (in fact the "discovery" of the asterisk package was the reason why I installed pfsense today) and I'm also new to FreeBSD. My questions are: Is the presence of the asterisk package indicating that it will be an official package in the future and/or is there another way of installing packages in pfsense? It would be fantastic to use pfsense as a PBX.

    Anders



  • @A_G:

    Browsing the packages directory on www.pfsense.com made me quite excited when I discovered the asterisk-1.0.9_1.tbz. I also soon discovered that it is not (yet?) included in the pkg_config.xml file, and thus not installable from the pfsense GUI.
    I'm a new pfsense user (in fact the "discovery" of the asterisk package was the reason why I installed pfsense today) and I'm also new to FreeBSD. My questions are: Is the presence of the asterisk package indicating that it will be an official package in the future and/or is there another way of installing packages in pfsense? It would be fantastic to use pfsense as a PBX.

    Anders

    Nope.



  • I'm working on this, but it's not going to happen untill first quarter 2006.

    I have the same idea, first of all I'd like to use a wifi phone to create a setup that will allow wifi phones to be used with the wireless on pfsense and then either have a proxy or asterisk with a ISDN/PRI interface in the pfsense box. Then you have a pbx for the wireless phones, once this is done you could also use the asterisk as a PBX for wired ip-phones or softphones. My plan is to implement asterisk +a modified version of Asterisk Flash Operator Panel. And I also want it to use RADIUS for authentication.



  • Neat!
    That's one of the things that really turned me on to pfSense project.
    Even though pfSense will never allow for such packages to be installed on the "main box" (aka firewall/router) it will be wonderfull to see an "alternate 1 box" or an "alternate 2 box" running packages such as IDS, Antivirus, soft PBX, etc… but all that inside a wonderfull GUI.
    I'm loving this :D.
    Cheers


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