Asterisk is a complete telecommunications platform.

Run these commands on your server

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install cvs build-essential automake autoconf bison flex libtool libncurses5-dev libssl-dev libgsm1 libgsm1-dev
apt-get install asterisk

start the asterisk service
/etc/init.d/asterisk start

Asterisk is installed on your server, create  users so that we can register ourselves on the asterisk server with a soft phone and then start to make calls over the network.

Edit the file /etc/asterisk/sip.conf
Chose your favorite editor :) my favorite editor is VIM

Copy the following into your sip.conf file

vim /etc/asterisk/sip.conf

[common](!) ; this is template.

Let’s create the users accounts using this file


Let’s create the user extensions
Edit the file /etc/asterisk/extensions.conf
Copy the following into your extensions.conf file
vim /etc/asterisk/extensions.conf

exten => 1515,1,Dial(SIP/qasimali)

Restart the Asterisk service

/etc/init.d/asterisk restart

Download X-LITE soft phone and configured sip account

After configured this account ready to use Asterisk server

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