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Asterisk setup minimum
The quest to find the smallest Asterisk hardware
Not that its recommended, but just how small a system can you run Asterisk on?
A summary from postings on the Asterisk mailing list::
Hints and tips
- Having Pentium MMX instruction set in the CPU helps a lot.
Winner, so farSmallest system mentioned sucessfully running Asterisk was:
MikroTik RouterBOARD 411 (MIPSBE@266mhz w/o FPU, 32MB RAM)
Using IAX to connect to another Asterisk system.
Only allows two a-law/u-law IAX connections before quality degrades.
Tried by Jesus Bermudez to check if these router boards can be used as small PBXs
Other small configurations mentioned:
- an original Pentium 100 Mhz, 32 MB RAM
Greg Boehnlein uses:
- P-133, 16 megs of ram, 3 PCI slots, 3.2 gig hard drive
- Voicemail Services
- 1 FXO Card for PSTN Connectivity
- IAX2 Termination to;
- Asterisk Server at Work
- NuFone for Second Home line and 1-800 DID Service
- Debian 3.0 w/ nothing running except Asterisk, Klogd, Syslogd and SSH
- Supports up to three concurrent SIP sessions before quality degrades
Someone else uses:
- Notebook has a 144Mhz Pentium, 80MB RAM and a 2GB disk
Another person uses:
- Pentium 1, 166mhz, 32meg ram, 1 gig HD
- 1 FXO port
- Voicepulse for inbound DID and outbound LD services (using IAX2)
- Running MOH and Meetme conference service
- 4 SIP phones running g711
Yet Another person has:
- Pentium II 233/64 RAM/2.1 HDD.
- It runs 2 BRI ISDN (4 Lines) + a lot of SIP devices.
Not the smallest Proc, but the smallest case by user Obelisk :)
- VIA Epia TC 1 GHz
- IBM Microdrive 1 Gig
- Linux from Scratch
- 512 MB Ram
Asterisk on an X-boxFrom: http://nlug.org/mail/nlug%5F%5F2003_12/0094.html
Mark (the man who made Asterisk PBX, www.asterisk.org) has an xbox that has 4 analog
ports via usb... aka the XBoxPBX
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