xrobau's blog

Strange Calls from John Doe <4000>?

You may have seen/received calls on your SIP device over the last couple of days (this isn't limited to Trixbox, FreePBX, or A@H, by the way - this is anything that speaks SIP) with a caller ID of 'John Doe <4000>'. This does seem to be a world first - It's someone, or something, actively scanning the entire internet for misconfigured SIP devices.

Fonality and the GPL

Well, that was a bit of a surprise. I was just pointed at this. It's an interview with Chris Lyman, who's the CEO of Fonality, announcing that they've aquired trixbox. It seems, at first glance, pretty cool all round. But read on for my take on this.

Un-Trixbox your trixbox

There's been a lot of people that have had problems with Trixbox 1.2, not limited to, but including queues not working, the 'Red Bar of Evil' not reloading asterisk, dropouts after a short period of time, random audio stutterings, x-lite being unable to connect, and a pile of others. This has caused me to help a pile of people who've joined #freepbx (the IRC channel) to update their Asterisk to a nice standard released version. As this has happened quite a few times now, I thought it was time to spell out exactly how to do it.

FreePBX 2.1.3 released

2.1.3 is now up on sourceforge. Here's the changelog for 2.1.2 and 2.1.3: 2.1.3:
  • Fix the broken security fixes in 2.1.2 (sigh)
  • Fix the newinstall.sql file from 2.1.2 to work with older MySQLs
  • Add a noload for app_trunkisavail.so (This will be taken out as soon as we start using it 8)
  • Fix typo in welcome page
  • Fix warning on upgrade about AMPDBENGINE
  • Add "+" as a valid dial prefix

2.1.3 coming out this weekend

For those that upgraded to 2.1.2, I'm terribly sorry. I broke CDR's. The machine I do my development on is well inside my network, and virtually impossible to get to from the outside (which is why, when I'm away from home, very little development work gets done!). This leads me to be a little bit slack with security on the machine, and I didn't bother with putting a password on MySQL. Of course, this bit me in the arse.

New Front Page

As you would have noticed, FreePBX.org suddenly has a new front page. I've changed the default "jump straight into trac", as it was a bit daunting for new users. Hopefully this will make it a bit more friendly and easier to navigate. I've put some useful links up the top left hand side, including one that takes you straight into reporting a bug. That's there for a reason - a lot of users who aren't programmers don't think that they can help with freePBX, but they can!