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How to Replace exten with same in Asterisk

Replace “exten =>” with ” same =>” Today I’m going to give you a simple perl one-liner that will let you convert an entire extensions.conf file with a simple command. Disclaimer! This code comes with no warranties, implied or expressed

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Upload Asterisk Recordings to Amazon S3 in Real-time

Hey guys, today we’re going to talk about uploading asterisk recordings to S3 in realtime. This will work for both plain Asterisk and FreePBX, and can be adjusted to work with any derivative. In addition! This will also convert your

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How to Delay or Confirm (not prevent) Dialing 911

Hey everyone, Today we are going to approach an issue that every business with more than 50 people has encountered at least once. 911 Calls. Here is the problem: Let’s say you have to dial 9 to get an outside

Posted in FreePBX, Tips n Tricks

How to make FreePBX include -custom contexts

Hey guys and gals, This is a quick article that has come up because in recent versions, FreePBX has changed the default setting so that custom contexts are NOT included by default. This means that we need to enable this

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How to Live Transfer with FreePBX or Asterisk

For sales inquiries, contact Rob @ 888.235.o5o5 Something that comes up time and time again is the desire to do warm and/or “live transfers” on Asterisk and FreePBX systems. (Including Trixbox, elastix, and others). Basically the way it goes is

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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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How to monitor certain Queues with Chanspy

In this installment of hackrr.com, 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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Posted in FreePBX, Troubleshooting

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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Adding Listen, Whisper, and Barge to FreePBX or Asterisk

If you are running a call center on FreePBX or Asterisk, most likely you will want the ability to listen in on agents calls, also known as joining multiple calls, or connected two calls to a manager, or other variations

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