Articles by Carla Schroder 

Free Software: Who's Looking Out for You?

Opinion: Tired of all the free software politics? No one likes preaching, but everyone likes having someone in their corner.

Can't Code? Squash a Few Bugs

Open Source Software: For open source software, a good bug report can be as useful as great code. Here's how to contribute to open source networking tools without knowing a lick of C.

VoIPowering Your Office With Asterisk: Mastering SIP and IAX

SIP and IAX are protocols central to Asterisk's operation; you'll need to configure 'channels' for/with them. Here's an intro.

A Dapper Drake in Your Server Closet?

Ubuntu's Debian-derived Dapper Drake Server Edition has a lot going for it, but look out for some curious installation options and documentation shortcomings.

VoIPowering Your Office With Asterisk: Mastering Dialplan Basics

The dialplan sets up the basic nuts and bolts of how calls are processed. To build one, you need to understand configuration files, today's mission.

Do Automated Cross-Platform Network Backups The Easy Way (Part 3)

Networked backup software can introduce a bewildering variety of licensing issues and costs. Some free and open source choices come to the rescue.

VoIPowering Your Office With Asterisk: Moving to the Grownup Version

To really understand Asterisk, you will need to grapple with the real thing. That's today's mission.

Do Automated Cross-Platform Network Backups The Easy Way (Part 2)

Networked backup software can introduce a bewildering variety of licensing issues and costs. Some free and open source choices come to the rescue.

VoIPowering Your Office with Asterisk: Getting Free Long Distance, Part 2

DUNDi is a peer-to-peer route-finding system architected by the creator of Asterisk. It lets Asterisk servers share 'contact info' with other parties to the General Peering Agreement.

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