Chapter 14: Traditional apps on the converged network
Author: Ted Wallingford
Based on real-world experience, this handy solutions manual addresses the most common VoIP migration challenges. Find out how to build your own VoIP system, install it, and begin making calls--so you can start saving today. Ideal for IT managers, network engineers, and system administrators.
To help you grasp core VoIP principles, Switching to VoIP uses a combination of strategy and hands-on "how-to" that introduce VoIP routers and media gateways, various makes of IP telephone equipment, legacy analog phones, IPTables and Linux firewalls, and the Asterisk open source PBX software by Digium. You'll learn how to build an IP-based or legacy-compatible phone system and voicemail system complete with e-mail integration while becoming familiar with VoIP protocols and devices. Switching to VoIP remains vendor-neutral and advocates standards, not brands. Some of the standards explored include: SIP, H.323, Voice codecs, 802.3af and 802.1a/b/g WLAN.
Chapter 14 covers some of the great legacy technologies you have come to rely on and discusses how to migrate their functionality to the converged network.About the Publisher
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This was first published in August 2005