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AstLinux is a custom Linux distribution centered around Asterisk, the Open Source PBX. Although Asterisk remains the core focus, other VoIP applications such as FreeSWITCH are also available. AstLinux has many unique features that make it ideal for embedded and commercial Asterisk based solutions.
AstLinux contains powerful networking features including:
- Arno’s IPTABLES Firewall
- IPv4 and IPv6 routing and filtering
- Traffic Shaping using QoS markings
- VPN Support: IPSec, OpenVPN and PPTP
- Caching DNS Support (dnsmasq)
Supported platforms include:
- Jetway Intel Dual Core Atom boards
- PC Engines alix2d3 / alix2d13
- Soekris Engineering net5501
- VIA C3 and C7 based systems
- Generic x86 PC Hardware
The following telephony hardware cards are supported:
The AstLinux Team recently announced the release of the 1.0.1 version. This version is available with either Asterisk 1.4.43 or Asterisk 126.96.36.199. A full changelog and upgrade (or new install) instructions are available on their website. Please follow the upgrade instructions carefully when upgrading from a release prior to 1.0.
As always, please report any issues (and comments) to the AstLinux mailing list on Sourceforge. (link available at the above website).