The Rochester group held an Asterisk demonstration and FAQ. There were sixteen attendees and many new faces this month. Hal14450 gave a solid presentation on the benefits of using open source as your VOIP (voice over IP) telephony solution. Hal14450 fielded many questions from the attendees and over came some technical difficulties by dialing in to his server using a cell phone while an attendee used Ekiga to connect to the server at the same time.




From left to right in the comfy chairs: Nick, Dave, Joe, Justin, Bill, Chris, Ryan. At the table: Tom


Original Topic

Asterisk Demonstration

The NY State Ubuntu LoCo will be demonstrating an implementation of Asterisk. See how to make a voice call using your computer. Ubuntu LoCo members that do not yet have a SIP account will also be able to have a SIP account setup at this event.

About Asterisk:
Asterisk is the world's leading open source PBXi, telephony engine, and telephony applications toolkit. Offering flexibility unheard of in the world of proprietary communications, Asterisk empowers developers and integrators to create advanced communication solutions...for free.


  • address:
    BARNES & NOBLE @ RIT Bookstore
    100 Park Point Drive
    Rochester, NY 14623
    (at the corner of John Street and Jefferson Road in Henrietta)

  • date: January 8th, 2009

  • time: 7pm until 9pm

  • room: Upstairs group meeting room -- this room is a semi-private glass window room upstairs

  • amenities: free wireless, cafe (food is allowed in the meeting room), a very nice computer book section and IT text books

Asterisk: The Future of Telephony
(2nd Edition) by Jim Van Meggelen, Jared Smith, and Leif Madsen

  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 2 edition (August 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596510489
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596510480

Asterisk Essentials: A Practical Guide to Open Source Voice Over IP
by Marc Blanchet

  • Publisher: Wiley (October 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470069147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470069141

Asterisk Cookbook
by Jim Van Meggelen, Leif Madsen, Kristian Kielhofner, and John Todd

  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. (August 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059652692X
  • ISBN-13: 978-059652692

SIP Handbook: Services, Technologies, and Security of Session Initiation Protocol
by Syed A. Ahson and Mohammad

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: CRC; 1 edition (December 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142006603X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420066036

New Book Releases

Nmap Network Scanning: The Official Nmap Project Guide to Network Discovery and Security Scanning
by Gordon Fyodor Lyon

  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: Nmap Project (January 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979958717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979958717

A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (Versions 8.10 and 8.04)
(2nd Edition) by Mark G. Sobell

  • Paperback: 1272 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR; 2 edition (January 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0137003889
  • ISBN-13: 978-0137003884

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