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 From:  Tim Nelson <tnelson at rockbochs dot com>
 To:  David Burgess <apt dot get at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Off Topic: Asterisk advice
 Date:  Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:13:31 -0500 (CDT)
----- "David Burgess" <apt dot get at gmail dot com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 10:47 AM, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
> wrote:
> > I need an Asterisk distribution.  However, I want small.  I do not
> need a
> > CRM system, or any other "kitchen sink" apps.  Just IP and analog
> call
> > functionality, voicemail, and basic auto-attendent.  Web config is
> also
> > helpful.
> I went looking for the same thing and settled on pfsense with the
> freeswitch package. Freeswitch is not Asterisk, but from what I can
> tell it will do anything Asterisk will do and more. I've been using
> it
> quite happily at home for a few months now on a net5501.
> Barring that, I could also recommend FreePBX, which should install or
> build on your linux of choice. The developers clearly prefer CentOS,
> but I got it going on Ubuntu (was it 8.04 or 8.10?) and updated the
> install wiki, so you can go that way, which is what I did before
> switching to pfsense.
> Those are the two most compact options I'm aware of, besides Askozia,
> which like you said, falls a little short on the feature list.
> db

+1 for FreePBX. I've got a few personal systems installed on Debian Etch/Lenny with just the bare
essentials on what some people would call 'substandard' hardware and it works like a charm. Low
footprint, only the required software, etc.