Securing Your trixbox Server

Posted by sanjivl on Mar 16, 2009 11:11 AM EDT; By Kerry Garrison
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Even though a trixbox system is a phone system, it is still a basic computer system like any other. One of the problems that we face is that extensions and VoIP service providers typically come into the system over the open Internet; this means that certain aspects of our system are wide open to the outside world. During the week that this article was written, several new scripts came out that allowed people to scan machines over the Internet, find systems that are running Asterisk, get the list of available extensions, and then hack the passwords. Because of issues like this, it is more imperative than ever that you understand how to properly secure your trixbox server from the outside world. In this article we will focus on how to secure the trixbox server.

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