Asterisk Outgoing Call Configuration
Today Mathias calls the World!
Or at least a he calls a very simplified version of the world where only one external entity still exists, and that entity is in fact not a person but rather a softphone. It’s all a bit I am Legend meets Terminator.
The reason behind our somewhat simplistic view of the world is fairly straight forward. We wanted to demonstrate a „Real-Life“ scenario, without having all the real world complexities that would be required in a true productive system. Therefore, to make our Asterisk Outgoing Call Configuration tutorial simpler to follow and less complex, we reduced our world to just one person.
When configuring your dialplans, we have a best practices quick tip for you. To restrict your users from calling international numbers, premium numbers (or in my case my wife, not girlfriend Mathias – I hope she doesn’t watch this!), then configure your dialplans to have a minimum of three contexts – internal, incoming and outgoing – to ensure maximum control over who can call who. Otherwise you might well be in for a bit of a shock when your phone bill arrives.
Another point to note here is to save your dialplan configurations using the VI editor code „:wq“. Once you have saved your settings, open the Asterisk CLI and reload the dialplan using the „dialplan reload“ command before testing your configuration.
Stay tuned next week when we get to grips with some Regular Expressions within Asterisk.
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More Asterisk Tutorials:
- Introducing Asterisk – Incoming Calls
- Introducing Asterisk – File Playback
- Introducing Asterisk – Dialplan Shortcuts
- Introducing Asterisk – First Dial
- Introducing Asterisk – Dial Plans
- Introducing Asterisk – SIP Peers
- Introducing Asterisk – Network Configurations
- Introducing Asterisk – Start Scripts
- Introducing Asterisk – Compiling Asterisk
- Introducing Asterisk