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APIBAN now integrates with fail2ban

Posted . ~1min read.

APIBAN now can add ip addresses directly to your favorite iptables jail. Geared mostly for freepbx, this solution provides the benefits of apiban data to the existing tools used.

Tagged: SIP Security APIBAN FreePBX Asterisk

Astricon 2024/ITEXPO

Posted . ~1min read.

Astricon 2024, co-hosted with ITEXPO, will be held in February 2024. I will not be attending.

Tagged: Astricon Asterisk ITEXPO

Sangoma Still Doesnt Get Open Source

Posted . ~7min read.

After attending AstriCon 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, I am left with the conclusion that Sangoma still does not get open source... and worse yet... most likely do not care.

Tagged: Asterisk Open Source Sangoma


Posted . ~1min read.

ITEXPO 2022 is done. Very brief summary of the event.

Tagged: Astricon Asterisk ITEXPO

Thoughts on the Astricon 2023/ITEXPO announcemnent

Posted . ~4min read.

Sangoma announces that Astricon 2023 will be co-located with ITEXPO in FTL in Feb 2023. My thoughts.

Tagged: Astricon Asterisk ITEXPO

Astricon 2019 Thoughts

Posted . ~4min read.

TL;DR A few weeks ago, I had some strong concerns over Sangoma’s stewardship of Asterisk and FreePBX. Since that post, Astricon showed that Sangoma definitely appreciates the open source VoIP community and I’m optimistic for the future.

I, along with 300+ others, attended Astricon 2019 during the last week of October in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s Astricon differed dramatically from others — there was no expo hall, fewer presentations, fewer tracks.

Tagged: Asterisk Astricon Open Source

Sangoma Doesn’t Get Open Source

Posted . ~4min read.

So, earlier today (2019-09-24), Sangoma tweeted the following:

If you don’t know, just over a year ago, Sangoma acquired Digium, the creators of Asterisk (which Sangoma called “the most widely used open source communication software in the world”). Sangoma is also the owner of FreePBX, “the most widely deployed open source PBX platform in use across the world.”

I found it interesting that a company owning arguably two of the most widely used open source telephony projects in the world would discuss “outgrowing” open source…

Tagged: Asterisk Open Source Sangoma

Asterisk World 2018

Posted . ~1min read.

Friends, this Valentine’s day you will find me in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the 2018 Asterisk World!

Sure, I could have chosen to help out at the bakery during this time… or even to spend Valentine’s Day with the Mrs… but this was an easy decision. 

Tagged: Asterisk

Receiving SMS from Flowroute with Perl

Posted . ~5min read.

Flowroute, a SIP service provider, recently enabled SMS on all of their phone numbers (DIDs). This means that if you have a DID from Flowroute, your phone number can now be used to send and receive SMS messages.

Tagged: Asterisk Flowroute Perl SMS

Join Me in Fort Lauderdale for Asterisk World

Posted . ~2min read.

Asterisk World will be held in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida from January 25th — 28th, 2016. I am very honored to be speaking at this event and would love to see you in Fort Lauderdale.

Tagged: Asterisk Kamailio

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