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Joaquin Jares Just another geek's blog
It has been a long time. I really didn't feel the need to blog back then. But now I have a few things I'd like to share, and some peers recommended me to blog, so here I am.

First, let me tell you that the experiment with Asterisk and the Linksys router didn't end up well. I mean, it worked and it worked ok. The problem was that the router couldn't cope with the processing required for Asterisk to work. When Asterisk was active, my poor little router restarted every 15 minutes or so. I always suspected it was a heat issue, and mounting a cooling fan on it would probably had helped. I'm a software hacker, though, not a hardware guy. Even the smallest hardware change is really hard for me. So, long story short, I found a service that actually work and I use a Gramphone VOIP thingy now, which works on zero configuration and it's fully supported both by the provider and by Gramphone. Hacking into de Linksys sure was fun, but not profitable. Sorry if somebody was expecting me to tell you how it worked. If someone wants to try with the cooler, I have the configuration files lying around somewhere. And now that Mitnick is phreaking again (seriously, man, phreaking is so '70) it may actually be useful.

Anyway, I'm hoping I'll last longer this time... Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 3:59 PM | Back to top

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