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SIP soft phone – using X-Lite with Asterisk

If you’re looking for a softphone to use with Asterisk X-Lite is great.¬† It works on both Windows and Linux, although the configuration screens are a little different on the different versions.

All you should need to get it working with Asterisk are the following settings¬† (screenshot from the Windows version) –

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Dell/MediaDirect wiped my data!

I’ve used Dell laptops for a while and when I was looking for a new one about a month ago I was interested in a Dell Vostro as I’d read good things. One of the good things I’d read was that you could order it without all the crapware that comes installed on most machines these days.

So I brought a Vostro 1400 and was pretty pleased with it. One of the first things I did was *wipe all the partitions* on the drive and set it up to dual boot between Windows Vista and Ubuntu – with a nice big partition to store my data. This could then be accessed from both Vista and Ubuntu – ideal.

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PXE boot WinPE 2 (Vista) using Linux as the PXE Server

Spent a little while trying to get WinPE2 (Vista) to boot via PXE from a linux server and thought it could be useful to someone. We already had our Red Hat stuff booting from there and it seemed like a good idea to keep it in one place!

Some of the stuff could be useful for booting via PXE from a Windows box too

Windows XP was used for WAIK stuff
Fedora Core 6 was used for PXE Server
Both running on VMWare Server along with a blank VMWare machine as the PXE client
* Note – there’s a bug in RHEL5 that’s stop’s the tftpd.remap file working. Not sure how many versions this affects

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