How to configure FreePBX for OVH’s SIP trunk

I’m still kind of an Asterisk/FreePBX noob so I took me a while to figure out how to configure OVH’s SIP trunk for inbound and outbound calls. I chose OVH since they offer a SIP trunk for €1/mo (depending on your country the price may be higher) which includes free landline calling to 40 countries: Argentina, …

How to batch-import a phone number blacklist into Asterisk/FreePBX

Here’s a simple shell script sample on how to import a list of phone numbers into FreePBX’s blacklist module. The blacklist module is available for download in the FreePBX “Module Admin” menu. Unless you’re based in Switzerland, the call-center blacklist I’m using in the script below is probably not relevant to you – you’ll have …

Call-Center Rufnummern-Sperrliste Schweiz / Telefon-Spam

Aus aktuellem Anlass wieder mal ein Post in Deutsch. Und zwar geht es dieses Mal um Belästigungen. Genauer gesagt um Meinungsforscher, Werbeanrufer und sonstige, gewerbliche Telefonterroristen, welche sich ungeniert über den *-Eintrag im Telefonbuch hinwegsetzen. Der Plan: Mittels einer Sperrliste bekannte Störenfriede automatisch abweisen. Was braucht man dazu: Eine Telefonanlage, welche mit einer Rufnummern-Sperrliste umgehen …

Windows 8 clean install with upgrade license key error code 0xC004F061

Even though I’m a Mac person, I decided to give Windows 8 a try. I was able get a promo code (using an old but genuine Windows 7 serial and this loophole) and the price dropped to $14.99. I wanted to get rid of all the junk from my Windows 7 installation so I decided to …

Colocating a Raspberry Pi Debian server in a data center (follow up)

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’m planning to host this website on a colocated Raspberry Pi. Meanwhile, my RPi has arrived at EDIS’ data center in Graz, Austria. I transferred all relevant files and database tables from this WordPress installation to the new home on the RPi. I had to tweak my LAMP …