Asterisk@Home DISA question

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by paul123, May 25, 2006.

  1. paul123

    paul123 Guest

    Having unsuccesfully searched the AAH forums I thought I'd ask here as
    there are a few regular asteriskers.

    I've setup a DISA on AAH 2.8 using FreePBX so that I can phone into my
    *box from my mobile and get a dialling tone and can then dial out using
    a selection of voip providers. All works fine. Except.... I'd like,
    after making a call over a voip trunk, to be able to stay connected to
    * and then make another call, without finishing the call from the
    mobile into my asterisk box.

    [My objective here is to make the most of my mobile package, which
    gives me up to an hour for any call for the price of a one minute call,
    so that when I'm out or away from home, I could make a number of calls
    form my mobile and still only get billed for one.]

    So after much preamble my questions... anyone know if it can be done in
    FreePBX? If so how? Or is it a question of delving into config edit? Or
    is there a key combination I can tap in on the mobile to end the call
    out from asterisk but keep me connected on my mobile call into
    asterisk?

    TIA
    paul123, May 25, 2006
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  2. paul123

    alexd Guest

    paul123 wrote:

    > So after much preamble my questions... anyone know if it can be done in
    > FreePBX? If so how? Or is it a question of delving into config edit? Or
    > is there a key combination I can tap in on the mobile to end the call
    > out from asterisk but keep me connected on my mobile call into
    > asterisk?


    If it can be done on any phone system, then it can be done on Asterisk.
    However...I've set up three Asterisk systems; the first I did with vanilla
    Debian packages, the next two with A@h. I've come to find that it's a lot
    easier to do 'it' [for various values of 'it'] with a config you've
    developed yourself from the ground up, than with A@h. I'm not knocking A@h
    by any means [I used it to convince $boss to replace a Mitel 3300 with
    Asterisk. At last, I can begin to grow my little empire within the
    company], but you'll come to realise that there's only so much you can
    represent in a web interface. The web interface makes tedious, simple,
    repetitive stuff like adding extensions a breeze, but anything much more
    complex and cool, and you'll find it impossible without a bit more
    knowledge of the .conf files. Building a small system from the stock config
    files from $distro would teach you a lot about how A@h works.

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    alexd, May 26, 2006
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  3. paul123

    paul123 Guest

    alexd wrote:
    > paul123 wrote:
    >
    > > So after much preamble my questions... anyone know if it can be done in
    > > FreePBX? If so how? Or is it a question of delving into config edit? Or
    > > is there a key combination I can tap in on the mobile to end the call
    > > out from asterisk but keep me connected on my mobile call into
    > > asterisk?

    >
    > If it can be done on any phone system, then it can be done on Asterisk.
    > However...I've set up three Asterisk systems; the first I did with vanilla
    > Debian packages, the next two with A@h. I've come to find that it's a lot
    > easier to do 'it' [for various values of 'it'] with a config you've
    > developed yourself from the ground up, than with A@h. I'm not knocking A@h
    > by any means [I used it to convince $boss to replace a Mitel 3300 with
    > Asterisk. At last, I can begin to grow my little empire within the
    > company], but you'll come to realise that there's only so much you can
    > represent in a web interface. The web interface makes tedious, simple,
    > repetitive stuff like adding extensions a breeze, but anything much more
    > complex and cool, and you'll find it impossible without a bit more
    > knowledge of the .conf files. Building a small system from the stock config
    > files from $distro would teach you a lot about how A@h works.


    Hi Alex,
    Thanks for your comments. Yeah, I'm sure that any self-developed config
    is going to work assuming you have the knowhow. The great thing about
    AAH is that it has opened up the delights of Asterisk to a whole load
    more people who would otherwise be phased (me included) at the prospect
    of going the "raw" asterisk route. I'd say the web interface is a
    godsend for the novice at Asterisk as it makes getting a basic (not so
    basic either) system up and running in a reasonably short time span,
    though it does have limitations when you want do anything a bit fancy
    (local weather forecasts for example).
    My working home-cum-office installation has mostly been built by simple
    copy'n'paste from places like nerdvittles, the wiki and forums (fora
    isn't it?) with a touch of adapting here and there. That said, lots has
    been learnt out of necessity with those little tweaks in config edit
    and the .conf files.
    Yes, I'd like to build a system from scratch - I'm sure it'd be very
    satisfying! Bit like climbing Everest. One day.... maybe!
    paul123, Jun 2, 2006
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