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    Opensource PBX

    Hello,

    I was wondering what open source PBX you use and how have you found it for setup, and reliability in a working senario?

    Elastix
    PBXinAFlash
    FreePBX Distro
    Asterisx Now

    Thanks

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    Take a look at TrixBox. It is an open source operating system with Asterisk preinstalled. It's worth a look.

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    Hello,

    Trixbox is not on the radar to be honest as its not been updated in a while so I would rather stay away from it.

    Thanks

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    I've been using FreePBX distro for a year and love it. I use it with 4 x SPA-3102.

    Before and during this time I've tried using PIAF. I didn't like the update script. It runs for a long time and I have no idea what it is doing. I also feel like I am installing more than I need.

    The FreePBX distro setup is simple and fast. Install the addons you need after. Updates are a cinch through the web interface or yum and haven't given me any problems.

    I tried Asterisk Now but don't remember why I didn't use it.

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    Have you looked at 3CX, granted it's not open source. But it does have a free version with plenty of features.

    http://www.3cx.com/

    I've personally seen two deployments. The one we use for ApertureHost and ColocateUSA and about a 150 handset deployment for a client. Both are more or less rock solid.

    It's at least work taking a look at, unless you're dead set on open source. But if you need to quickly deploy a PBX, this is one way to do it. I've tested it with iCall and nexVortex for SIP trunks.

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    Hi

    Try - http://pbxinaflash.net/ - as its free and works very well, install and forget.

    Steer away from trixbox, unless you want it to be hacked..

    Thanks

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    I find a manual installation of Asterisk 1.8 with FreePBX to be the best option. You can throw it on a VPS with Linode very quickly, for instance, which is what I do. It's also VERY lightweight when you do a manual installation since you only install the packages you need.

    I have everything from the lower end Cisco phones to the SPA525G, to Snom 870's, to Grandstream GXV3175 phones. Everything works flawlessly using Asterisk. Although, I do have gripes with many of the phones. I always end up going back to Cisco...
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    Quote Originally Posted by abtme View Post
    Hi

    Try - http://pbxinaflash.net/ - as its free and works very well, install and forget.

    Steer away from trixbox, unless you want it to be hacked..

    Thanks
    I agree, pbx-in-a-flash is a great place to start. Security focused with a helpful and active forum.
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    I was going to say, but it's already mentioned, steer away from TrixBox. It is poorly maintained and not updated in quite some time.
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    Opensource PBX

    I have used several of them and in the end they are all GUIs that sit on Asterisk. That being said Trixbox is your worst option. Forked version of FreePBX, older version of *, limited support especially in the community version. Elastix is similar to Trixbox with the issues that it runs very heavy (resource intensive) and many of the docs/forums are in spanish. PIAF in a similar manner to Tbox and Elastix also relies on FreePBX as the * management and ties in versions of FOP and other components but if you follow the forums the writers have been openly quarreling with the FreePBX guys so not too sure where they go next...Best bet is to go with just straight FreePBX and even though it is more work research and individually add other packages such as A2billing, FOP, MeetMe, etc.

    Also check out these guys...Pretty cool product and concept based off of FreeSwitch instead of * but they scale to thousands of phones. Search 2600hz

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    I would steer clear for asterisk, and instead use Freeswith. The best GUI out there for freeswitch is currently FusionPBX, but 2600Hz is a commercial solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleLC23 View Post
    I would steer clear for asterisk, and instead use Freeswith. The best GUI out there for freeswitch is currently FusionPBX, but 2600Hz is a commercial solution.
    Hello,

    What makes you say to steer clear of asterisk?

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    I would steer clear for asterisk, and instead use Freeswith.
    Asterisk works fine for us on our PBX deployments. Although I personally prefer freeswitch just because it doesn't have any of the strange quirks that asterisk does in OpenVZ. To the OP: I'd say Asterisk with FreePBX as a GUI would be a solid choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dot_txt View Post
    Asterisk works fine for us on our PBX deployments. Although I personally prefer freeswitch just because it doesn't have any of the strange quirks that asterisk does in OpenVZ. To the OP: I'd say Asterisk with FreePBX as a GUI would be a solid choice.
    The hypervisor based virtualization (Xen/KVM) outperforms OpenVZ containers. Personally I won't recommend OpenVZ cause of its lack of any major recent improvements.
    Asterisks deployments I did on Xen run without any issues.

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    Asterisk Pbx the clean version


    Secure
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    No more apps unwanted
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