[lug] Curious about do-it-yourself VOIP box

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Thu Jul 1 09:58:17 MDT 2004

Bryan Field-Elliot wrote:

> Tivo's success inspired several do-it-yourself Linux-based DVR's, some 
> of them getting quite good.
> Now I've been looking at the Vonage hardware and service -- basically, 
> it's a box which you plug a standard phone into. It fakes a dialtone 
> so that you can dial from your phone, but then uses VOIP to connect to 
> one of their pops in your destination city, and then makes an actual 
> phone call.
> Does anyone know of any do-it-yourself-style embedded Linux box 
> projects, which do the same sort of thing? e.g. provide a phone jack, 
> let you plug a phone into it, fake a dialtone, and then... do 
> something with the call. Not sure exactly what, but presumably, 
> another Linux box on the other end to receive the "call".
> Just fishing for info,
> Bryan

http://www.asterisk.org/ is probably the place to start your search.

Nate Duehr, nate at natetech.com

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