Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TrixBox HowTo Ring Phone First, Then Forward

Probably not the only or best way

1. Create submenu "ext123specific"
2. Set extension 123 to forward to submenu "ext123specific"
3. Set the steps of submenu "ext123specific" to ring extension 123 w/ no forward (duration 5 seconds got us two rings), then to forward to the external number
4. Test it out

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

IIS 7 Bug

You cannot run the Siteminder ISAPI filter on a request which you are going to reverse proxy using their built in reverse proxy, apparently. 

Really Sick of Trixbox

Next time I'm going with PBXInaFlash and maintaining control. 

TrixBox cannot do this (according to the support ticket I filed):
http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Asterisk+G.729+pass-thru

9 out of 10 of my support requests get a response that can be summed up as "nope, can't do that"

Friday, June 17, 2011

Active Directory Domain DNS headaches

If your users in the domain are having DNS trouble outside of the office, maybe you did something careless like somebody at our organization and set the DNS servers in the group policy.  Edit the group policy to remove this option and let client computers revert to using the dhcp configured DNS servers and their vpn will work again.

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294785 for more

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tomcat Caching Argh

If you're wondering why your files won't refresh unless you restart tomcat even if you delete the work folder, maybe you were a dummy like me and set antiJARLocking and antiJARLocking to true a while back and forgot about it.  And then proceeded to suffer slow crappy development times.

Friday, June 10, 2011

TrixBox

Sick of this.  Their phone support (ha) is horrible.  The guy repeatedly whined (yes, it was very clearly whining) "could you just email the problem" offered zero help and was just generally useless.  The email support guys are equally horrible and close tickets as soon as they send you a tangentially related FAQ response.  Seriously, my issue was "I don't want dialing my own phone number to use a trunk" and that was interpreted as "how do I setup a virtual extension for conference calling?"

Useless.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Cheap PBX w/ TrixBox

Relatively easy to setup, but trixNet is unsupported and softphones and virtual extensions use licenses.  Stick with PBX In a Flash.