Asterisk

Asterisk GUI Install Guide (CentOS v5.x, Asterisk v1.4.x, Asterisk GUI v2.x)

Includes every detail in the form of step by step instructions from bare metal to a running VoIP PBX in about 2 hours.  Because it does not require MySql or Apache, Asterisk GUI v2.x is a good alternative to FreePBX for someone looking for a less resource intensive install, possibly on a flash drive and/or embedded appliance hardware with limited CPU/RAM.  The whole install including source files takes up about 1.2Gigs of drive space and uses about 100MB of RAM while idle.  It could probably be reduced to 1Gig of drive space or less with very little effort.  Assuming you

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FreePBX Install Guide (CentOS v5.x, Asterisk v1.6.x, FreePBX)

Freepbx

UPDATED for Asterisk v1.6.2 and FreePBX v2.8

Includes every detail in the form of step by step instructions from bare metal to a running VoIP PBX in about 2 hours.

When installing Linux, do NOT install a GUI such as Gnome or KDE.  We only want to be running in console text mode not GUI graphics mode.  If you already have a desktop or server GUI installed you will want to exit to console mode.  You do that by typing init 3 from a terminal or console window.  You will need to be logged in as root in order to do this so if not you can su root.  All instructions in this guide are assuming you are always logged in as root.

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FreePBX Production Install Guide (CentOS v5.x, Asterisk v1.4.x, FreePBX v2.4.x)

FreePBX Asterisk install and configure guide for CentOSv5.x, Asteriskv1.4.x, and FreePBX v2.4.x.  Includes every detail in the form of step by step instructions from bare metal to a running VoIP PBX in about 2 hours.

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FreePBX Production Install Guide (CentOS v5.x, Asterisk v1.4.x, FreePBX v2.3.x)

FreePBX-Asterisk install and configure guide using CentOS 5.x, Asterisk 1.4.x, and FreePBX 2.3.x.

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FreePBX Production Install Guide (CentOS v4.x, Asterisk v1.2.x, FreePBX v2.x.x)

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