Bayonne is the telephony server of the GNU Telephony project. It offers a free open source, scalable, media independent software environment for development and deployment of computer telephony solutions for use with current and next generation telephone networks.

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Supported operating systems

  • BSD
  • GNU/Linux
  • MacOS X
  • Windows

Supported telephony hardware

  • Acculab
  • Dialogic
  • Pika
  • Quicknet
  • Synway
  • Voicetronix
  • Generally, any CAPI compatible telephony hardware



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Bayonne is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.


Mattf writes:

the strengths of Bayonne:
  • Runs on Dialogic, Pika and other widely available hardware
  • extremely reliable, mine never crashes

and here are the weaknesses:
  • nowhere near as active of a support community as Asterisk has
  • configuration of the hardware/drivers is a nightmare compared to Asterisk/Digium
  • it is quite limited in it's included apps, IVR and voicemail
  • not as many options for scripting as Asterisk
  • it was not designed to have full PBX functionality, some PBX functionality is added as afterthought
  • the code/organization/flow is not as well thought out or documented as Asterisk is

Note: This review refers to Bayonne 1. Some of the criticisms do not apply to Bayonne 2.

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Created by: oej, Last modification: Sat 12 of Dec, 2009 (15:02 UTC) by rkelley
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