Yearly Archives: 2013

FreePBX – Use CPU Affinity to isolate Asterisk from MySQL + Apache (httpd)

A lot of people are using FreePBX as their distribution of choice. It’s a pretty awesome program (not without flaws, but what is?) that simplifies configuration of asterisk to make it easy for anyone to deploy their own phone system.

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Get All Logs of a Number that was Dialed

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, but today you’re in for a treat. Every asterisk or FreePBX administrator that has had to troubleshoot by pouring through pages and pages of logs will love this

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How to monitor certain Queues with Chanspy

In this installment of, we are going to talk about listening to specific queues with FreePBX. Previously, we showed you how to How to barge with freepbx, and now this is how to spy on queues that may each

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Installing Asternic with FreePBX

First let’s mention what Asternic is before how to install asternic.. Asternic is a reporting platform for FreePBX and Asterisk that focuses on Queues. It scans the queue_log created by asterisk, and develops excellent reports and graphs from this data.

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FreePBX How to send voicemail to email.

In FreePBX or any other PBX / Phone system, a commonly requested task is the ability to send voicemails to emails. While this won’t transcribe your voicemail to emails for you, it will send them to email. Simply go to

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FreePBX – Voicemails aren’t sending to Emails

We encountered a problem on our Asterisk/FreePBX system where voicemail emails weren’t being delivered. After digging around in the logs, I found errors resembling this: ( /var/log/maillog ) Apr 25 13:03:35 localhost postfix/smtp[27048]: 8788E1A0B8C0: to=,[]:587, delay=1.4, delays=0.03/0.02/1.4/0, dsn=5.7.1, status=bounced

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Solved: Beginning of IVR Message Cut off

Problem: When calling an inbound line, the first part of the message is chopped off. Answer: When using IVR’s in FreePBX, cutoff messages rarely happen, because it configures the dialplan to leave a bit of silence at the beginning of

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iSymphony Running Slow, failing to update, crashing.

Occasionally when using an asterisk based freepbx installation with iSymphony, you will run into problems as you grow your business and dialplan. We will discuss one such hypothetical problem, as we do here: Suppose you had reps and managers complaining

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FreePBX Can’t Make Calls with PRI? Try this

If you’re just starting out and anxious to get your shiny new pbx working, you will want to be up and live as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way. These initial ‘getting running’ problems can

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Blocking Outbound Calls to Area Codes / States

If you run a large business, eventually you will run into problems with certain people or places, as the saying goes, you can’t make everyone happy all the time. For example, say you need to stop calling a certain state,

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