Two Tomes Tackle Asterisk
An application as richly featured and complex as the asterisk PBX requires administrators to have the best documentation available.An application as richly featured and complex as the Asterisk PBX requires administrators to have the best documentation available. While a lot of information is available at many Web sites , beginners may find a good book to be the best starting place. eWEEK Labs recently took a look at two booksone we can highly recommend for beginners and one with more script examples for the more adventurous. Click here to eWEEK Labs review of Asterisk 1.2.1.
eWEEK Labs found OReilly Media Inc.s 404-page "Asterisk: The Future of Telephony," by Jim Van Meggelen, Jared Smith and Leif Madsen, to be the most helpful book for Asterisk newbies weve seen to date. After a brief explanation of some telephony concepts, the book dives into installation instructions and then slowly builds the readers familiarity with various conceptsproviding a series of exercises to build the readers understanding of the role and structure of Asterisks many configuration files. However, the application appendix provides less-than-ideal documentation for more advanced configurations. The book, published in September, costs $39.95.