Chapter 9: Asterisk

Once upon a time, there was a boy.
...with a computer
...and a phone.
This simple beginning begat much trouble!

Mark Spencer
Foreword to Asterisk: The Future of Telephony


The first version of the Asterisk open -source PBX was written by Mark Spencer in 1999 and is sponsored by Digium. The name , Asterisk, springs from the use of the asterisk character (in other words, *) in computer programming. It is the wildcard character: it matches anything, just as Asterisk can connect to many different interfaces.


Experts from Digium reviewed and provided feedback on this chapter. They provided valuable input that made this chapter more complete and useful. They, however, did not provide a vendor comment.

Hacking Exposed VoIP. Voice Over IP Security Secrets & Solutions
Hacking Exposed VoIP: Voice Over IP Security Secrets & Solutions
ISBN: 0072263644
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 158

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