Asterisk and a Cisco FXO Gateway

Holy smokes! I just had to document this because it’s been driving me insane for days!!! If you have a Cisco gateway with FXO port and you are connecting to an Asterisk@home server, here’s how to set up the SIP trunk in AMP: In the Outgoing settings only: allow=ulaw context=from-pstn disallow=all dtmfmode=rfc2833 host= insecure=very ipaddr= […]

The future looks bright

I’m sitting here in my office tonight, wasting away a couple of hours until I go to Rockville for a late night job.  I found this video over on and it struck me with the different kind of tone it gives the Back To The Future movies.  BTTF came out when I was a […]

Cobra update

Yeah…not much to report.  The garage has been far too cold to want to work out there.  Wiring is on my short list.  About another month or two of around the house work and I hope to dig into it. Anyway…things aren’t dead here.  Just slow moving as they’ve always been.

Winter’s Icy Grip

Winter…she’s such a tease.  60’s last week and now back to sub-freezing temps.  That bitch.  I’m really hating the cold.  It just sucks the life out of everything.  I don’t know how the folks up north do it.  And for that matter, I don’t know how the Seattle people manage with all that gloom.  I […]

* gets skinny

Been fiddling with Asterisk some more at home. I’m working my way towards making it my only phone system. One of the things I came across was a SCCP driver. This would allow me to use the Cisco phones I already have without reformating them to SIP images. Sounds groovy! Except, it’s not quite as […]

Features? Give me price!

Andy Abrahmson talks about Packet8 adding features. In my mind these are must have features and likely will stave off voluntary churn at P8 as users want applications, not just cost savings. Pardon me for disagreeing but I want price. I want super cheap. I want almost free. Having an Asterisk system allows me […]