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How to Convert from MeetMe to Confbridge Guide

In this guide, we are going to teach you how to convert your asterisk MeetMe dialplan into Confbridge. I have had clients request this on several occasions, and have needed to do it for myself at times, so I figured

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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

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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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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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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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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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Queues: Too many Calls in queue crash Asterisk.

If you’ve ever had problems where high calls in queue crash asterisk, or if too many calls in queue spike cpu usage, then you may have problems with erroneous agents logged into the queue. ┬áThis article applies to Asterisk 11.0.1

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