Asterisk: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition

Design a complete VoIP or analog PBX with Asterisk, even if you have no previous Asterisk experience and only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap to installing, configuring, and integrating this open source software into your existing phone system.

Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this book shows you how to write a basic dialplan step by step, and quickly brings you up to speed on the latest Asterisk features in version 1.8.

  • Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systems
  • Build a simple interactive dialplan, and dive into advanced concepts
  • Use Asterisk’s voicemail options—including a standalone voicemail server
  • Build a menuing system and add applications that act on caller input
  • Incorporate a relational database with MySQL and Postgre SQL
  • Connect to external services such as LDAP, calendars, XMPP, and Skype
  • Use Automatic Call Distribution to build a call queuing system
  • Learn how to use Asterisk’s security, call routing, and faxing features

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. A Telephony Revolution
Chapter 2. Asterisk Architecture
Chapter 3. Installing Asterisk
Chapter 4. Initial Configuration Tasks
Chapter 5. User Device Configuration
Chapter 6. Dialplan Basics
Chapter 7. Outside Connectivity
Chapter 8. Voicemail
Chapter 9. Internationalization
Chapter 10. Deeper into the Dialplan
Chapter 11. Parking and Paging
Chapter 12. Internet Call Routing
Chapter 13. Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) Queues
Chapter 14. Device States
Chapter 15. The Automated Attendant
Chapter 16. Relational Database Integration
Chapter 17. Interactive Voice Response
Chapter 18. External Services
Chapter 19. Fax
Chapter 20. Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)
Chapter 21. Asterisk Gateway Interface (AGI)
Chapter 22. Clustering
Chapter 23. Distributed Universal Number Discovery (DUNDi)
Chapter 24. System Monitoring and Logging
Chapter 25. Web Interfaces
Chapter 26. Security
Chapter 27. Asterisk: A Future for Telephony

Appendix A. Understanding Telephony
Appendix B. Protocols for VoIP
Appendix C. Preparing a System for Asterisk

Book Details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 3rd Edition (April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596517343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596517342
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