[asterisk-users] help for a new user

Terry td3201 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 21:41:41 CDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Steve Edwards
<asterisk.org at sedwards.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Aug 2010, Terry wrote:
>> I am trying to piece together a solution to do the two things:
>> 1. receive faxes on a bunch of numbers, about 10,000 2. receive
>> voicemails from people on the same numbers
>> At this point, I am just trying to see if what is required can be done.
>> The faxes need to be received and put into PDF and shipped off to
>> another server somehow.  That can be FTP, UNC, NFS, something.  This can
>> be a script, something.  The second thing is people will call these
>> numbers and leave voicemails.  These voicemails need to be shipped off
>> to the same server in wav format.  We'll need to know the number in the
>> programming to know where to send the files.  Basic stuff?
> 0) Read http://catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> 1) 10,000 DIDs or faxes? In what time frame? Hourly, daily, annually? How
> many pages?
> 2) Use TDM instead of SIP.
> 3) Google for Hylafax.
> 4) Read http://catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html again.
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> Thanks in advance,
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I received several helpful replies off-list, thank you for those.

1. 10,000 numbers.  2,000 DID, 8000 toll-free.  Max 70 concurrent
connections.  The customer hasn't provided the actual minute usage at
this time.  The fax transmissions can be very large, up to 15 pages
but no usage statistics to show history.
2. Why?  I am not disagreeing with you, but since I am so new to the
field, I would appreciate a point of view.
3. I looked at this a long time ago and will again, forgot about it.
The voicemail requirement started me down the asterisk path first.

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