FreePBX ISO Install on Vultr

Vultr is a great hosting platform that is very similar to Digital Ocean, except they allow for easy uploading of ISO files for installing distributions such as FreePBX.  You can install FreePBX from scratch on any hosted platform, however using the official FreePBX ISO also provides access to Sangoma’s commercial modules which can greatly improve the featureset and administration of …

Send Telemarketers to Hell

Send Telemarketers to Hell

Telemarketers are the Devil! We all know the pain that comes from picking up the phone to hear a telemarketer reading off of a script trying to sell you something.  FreePBX allows you to block telemarketers by including a Blacklist module that can redirect blacklisted caller ID’s to a pre-set destination such as Lenny.  The problem with the Blacklist module …

FreePBX Polycom Directory Automation

Creating a FreePBX Polycom directory for all of your users can be a frustrating and manual process.  The goal of this article is to make that process much much easier.  Once complete, you should have a central directory in all of your Polycom phones that shows all other employee extensions, and that central directory will update hourly from FreePBX’s database. …

HowTo: Stream Music on Hold in FreePBX

The Music on Hold that comes with FreePBX isn’t spectacular.  If you would like to instead stream music on hold in FreePBX, this is very simple and easy to set up! Find your Streaming Source First, go to a website such as Shoutcast.com and find a stream that you like.  In Shoutcast, you need to click the ‘download’ link to …

HOW TO: Install Webmin on FreePBX

Webmin is a super useful tool for administering Linux, however due to security concerns, it doesn’t come installed on FreePBX by default. While Webmin is considered to be a security risk, it really is only a risk if it is open to the outside world. So, if your FreePBX is behind a firewall, and you aren’t port forwarding TCP 10,000, …