[asterisk-users] Softphone that supports central provisioning?

Salvatore Giudice Salvatore.Giudice at VoIPSecurityTraining.com
Fri Apr 20 22:55:06 MST 2007

I think you are assuming that the company owns the computer that the
employee runs the soft phone on. It's possible that employees will want to
run them from untrusted computers at home, etc. 

Salvatore Giudice
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Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 9:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] Softphone that supports central provisioning?

On Fri, Apr 20, 2007 at 09:21:54PM -0400, Michelle Dupuis wrote:
> Tzafrir,
> I don't know if you do many large deployments, but this would be a
> We did an install for a large law firm with all lawyers wanting softphones
> (eyebeam) on their laptops.  Centrally pushing out the install executable
> was easy, setting up the parameters for each user was time consuming (i.e.
> expensive).  With hard phones, we setup a TFTP server for each phone to
> config on bootup.  We've even built a couple of tools to build config
> (text ini files) dynamically from a database.  This has shaved up to 8
> off a large install.
> I think you're confusing installation with configuration.  Without ascii
> config files (or a tool from the mfg to create binary config files from a
> script), each soft device must manually configured.

I am not. The soft phone is not the only software on that computer that
needs cetral configuration.

How do you configure the networking on those computers? The mail
clients? How do you deploy updates?

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