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@@ -14,6 +14,11 @@ on the project itself, please visit the Asterisk home page at:
+In addition you'll find lot's of information compiled by the Asterisk
+community on this Wiki:
Asterisk is distributed under GNU General Public License. The GPL also
must apply to all loadable modules as well, except as defined below.
@@ -45,13 +50,12 @@ licensing scheme are added to the Asterisk-addons CVS module.
== Linux ==
Currently, the Asterisk Open Source PBX is only known to run on the
Linux OS, although it may be portable to other UNIX-like operating systems
+(like FreeBSD) as well.
* GETTING STARTED
-First, be sure you've got supported hardware. To use Asterisk right now,
-you will need one of the following:
+First, be sure you've got supported hardware (but note that you don't need ANY hardware, not even a soundcard) to install and run Asterisk. Supported are:
* All Wildcard (tm) products from Digium (www.digium.com)
* QuickNet Internet PhoneJack and LineJack (http://www.quicknet.net)
@@ -60,8 +64,9 @@ you will need one of the following:
* ISDN4Linux compatible ISDN card
* Tormenta Dual T1 card (www.bsdtelephony.com.mx)
-Assuming you have one of these (most likely the third) you're ready to
+Hint: CAPI compatible ISDN cards can be run using the add-on channel chan_capi.
+So let's proceed:
1) Run "make"
2) Run "make install"
@@ -71,7 +76,7 @@ the sample PBX, with demonstration extensions, etc. If so, run:
-Doing so will overwrite any existing config files you have.
+Doing so will overwrite any existing config files you have. If you are lacking a soundcard you won't be able to use the DIAL command on the console, though.
Finally, you can launch Asterisk with:
@@ -143,3 +148,5 @@ you're interested in getting more information.
Welcome to the growing worldwide community of Asterisk users!