[asterisk-users] Asterisk on Windows

Mitul Limbani mitul at enterux.in
Wed Dec 4 13:25:01 CST 2013

Use FreeSWITCH !! Thats what you want on your winblows system, so suit
yourself my friend.

On Dec 5, 2013 12:43 AM, "Ruddy Gbaguidi" <plugworld at micnes.com> wrote:

> I never tought this is become a Linux vs Windows fight.
> We have been using asterisk on linux from a long time now and happy with
> it.
> But some of our customers who has windows in their environment want to use
> our call center software we developed on top of asterisk.
> So, the question was :
> Did anybody ever tried to isolate the asterisk SIP server/module and make
> it run under Windows ?
> Since, asterisk 12 is using pjsip (which is cross platform already), I
> tought it may be possible and wanted advices.
> I would love that every single customer switch to Linux and Ubuntu
> tomorrow morning but at the moment, that's not the case.
> Thanks.
> Le 2013-12-04 11:31, Patrick Lists a écrit :
>> Probably feeding the trolls but here it goes.
>> On 12/04/2013 04:19 PM, CDR wrote:
>> Digium is 100% lost in the map. If they would come up with a Paid
>> version of Asterisk, one that would use the .NET framework in Windows,
>> something simple to install, they could go public on the product.
>> IIRC Microsoft no longer invests in the .Net framework which makes it a
>> bad idea for a product that would live for up to 10 years. Do you really
>> want to bet your business/company that .Net will be there in 5 to 10
>> years?
>> Linux has a very steep learning curve. A Windows application that
>> would do exactly the same would be a home run.
>> I find Linux easier than Windows. Installing a package on Linux or
>> Windows is not the issue. How is a simple 'yum install asterisk' any
>> more difficult than double clicking on it in Windows? It's what you do
>> afterwards with the OS and package. Asterisk has a much steeper learning
>> curve than either. It's easy to mess up the config and suffer the
>> consequences if the box is Internet facing. Also, Windows has a terrible
>> reputation when it comes to security. Why would anyone want to use
>> Windows for an Internet facing service? There's a reason that Google,
>> Facebook, Twitter and pretty much the rest of the world are powered by
>> Linux and it's not only because it's cheaper.
>> Just because you find Windows easier does not make it a good idea.
>> Note: I am a Linux
>> expert user, but it took me years to get here. And still, moving from
>> regular RHEL 6.0 to Fedora 20 (RHEL 7) is a pain in the neck.
>> There is probably a saying about people calling themselves experts and
>> then complain about a move from EL6 to F20 which is puzzling by itself.
>> The .NET
>> framework and Windows server 2012 are miles away in terms of
>> friendliness and on equal footing on performance.
>> I have yet to see a large Telco or ITSP deploy their services on
>> Windows. A while back I have seen some attempts. It was hilarious to
>> hear that the servers had to be restarted every few hours. Performance
>> totally sucked, components would crash and the solution was, even by
>> telco standards, ridiculously expensive. So no, they are not on equal
>> footing when it comes to performance (and other aspects).
>> I don´t mean another
>> slow cygwin port, I man a native Asterisk for windows. In fact, I
>> would invest on the project if somebody wants to do it.
>> If you really want to use Windows then have a look at FreeSWITCH as it's
>> available on Windows too. Then there is also Lync and 3CX. Good luck
>> keeping your Windows boxes from getting hacked with all the financial
>> and other damage it would cause.
>> Regards,
>> Patrick
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