2. Installation and “Hello World”

Some newcomers to Asterisk say it takes at least two days of studying web pages and documentation before you can get an Asterisk server to do anything at all. If you don’t like delving into the theoretical underpinnings of a complicated piece of software like Asterisk and would rather see something practical and working as soon as possible, this chapter is the place to start. In contrast to the rest of the book, this chapter should be read, and the examples followed, in sequence.


The subject of this book is Asterisk, not Linux, and we assume that you have basic Linux administration skills. You should understand how to use a text editor and how to configure a network adapter. Commands are to be executed ...

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