On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 13:39, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I'm completely ignorant on the matter.
> I've always assumed that a PBX was a system
> allowing m incoming telephone lines to be used by n people,
> where 2 <= m < n.
Yes, and for those n people to be able to call each other internally,
and have voicemail, etc.
> Is that correct?
> If it is, then it seems to me that asterisk would not be of interest
> unless one has at least 2 telephone lines coming into the house.
Add Voip to the mix and it starts to get interesting. Consider one PSTN
line that has ADSL. Get a linux box, add an analogue line card, some SIP
(voip) phones, and you could have a home PBX that will route long
distance calls over the Internet, local over the PSTN, and allow both
incoming PSTN and incoming SIP calls to ring the chosen extensions.
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