Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 30 2011

Running Asterisk 1.8 and Fail2Ban? You need a new configuration file…

… And Ward Mundy of Nerd Vittles and PBX in a Flash has one for you. The explanation and instructions are here, and the file is here. (And for all you people who say my articles are too verbose, take THAT!) 🙂

Jan 29 2011

A couple of links for those using a Google Voice number attached to their primary Gmail account, especially Asterisk users

This article was originally posted in January, 2011 and may contain outdated information. If, despite all the advice you’ve read here and elsewhere, you’ve not created a separate Gmail account to use with your Google Voice service (using this form to attempt to get your existing number transferred to the new account, if that’s your …

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Jan 27 2011

FreePBX voicemail hacks

This article was originally posted in January, 2011 and may contain outdated information. A few things you should know about FreePBX voicemail: • If you are not receiving voicemail notifications (stutter dial tone, message waiting indication on certain phones, etc.) there are two things to check.  One is to go into /etc/asterisk/vm_general.inc and see if …

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Jan 14 2011

Link: A FreePBX ARI module to send fax from the User Portal

A FreePBX ARI module to send fax from the User Portal Note: FreePBX users may be uncertain as to which directories the files need to go into. On our system, I found that: sendfax.module goes into /var/www/html/recordings/modules sendfaxnotify.php goes into /var/lib/asterisk/bin EDIT: After moving the files to the proper directories you may need to run …

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Jan 08 2011

How to install Midnight Commander under Mac OS X (the easiest way?)

Over the many months that this blog has been available, one of the most consistently popular posts has been, How to install Midnight Commander under Mac OS X (the easy way, using Rudix). Unfortunately, at the article notes, the developer of Rudix changed his package and while you can still use Rudix to install Midnight …

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