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Published by Initcron
Based on openSUSE 11.3 32-bit x86

Make free calls to US and Canada with freeSWITCHBOX using Goole Voice.

freeSWITCHBOX is a tailor made VoIP distro in a box. Includes most up to date and extremely stable freeswitch build from the source code repository. Also included is the cutting edge GUI (also taken from the source tree, most up to date) for freeswitch configuration and administration. freeSWITCHBOX is built using Suse Studio and comes in LiveCD, USB Stick, HDD Image, Xen/Virtualbox/VMWare Image formats and also as a EC2 AMI. Get started with free telephone system within minutes.

Example Use cases:

*Reduce your phone bill to Zero: Connect your home telephone instrument to FreeWITCHBOX, Make and receive calls to US numbers with Google Voice account, for absolutely free.
*Receive and make Skype Calls from a home phone instrument. (Linksys PAP2T Adapter Recommended)
*Setup a complete Home Telephony Switch with IVR, extensions, automated call forwarding etc.
*Complete Enterprise Grade EPBX System

(Note: Username= root , password =blank, no password , set password at first boot. FreePBX-v3 config: database, username = freepbx. Use default configs. ).


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Downloads are no longer available for this appliance, as it is based on an OS version that we no longer support.

You can clone the appliance, then upgrade and build with a current OS version.

Release notes

- added from 2600HZ
- added skype installer script
- modified timeout in cherokee.conf
- freeswitch sound files (sounds-install, moh-install)


2 files removed
4 new files
Build configuration updated
Script configuration updated


Technical Details

Appliance configuration

Basic settings

Keyboard: english-us
Time zone: Europe/Berlin
Language: en_US.UTF-8
Network: dhcp
Firewall: disabled


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Everyone's comments



unfortunately, I lack bandwidth to work on this at this point. I hope to dedicate a resource on this pretty soon.



wrcgator, sure, I plan to create gui to configure skype and google voice, however lack the bandwidth right now.



Could you try to import it again and try to run the skype installer?

Also, it would help if you could provide more information on the error if you access to command line, and logs.

Anandan RamachandranAnandan Ramachandran,

i cant install skype! it shows the following error..

500 Internal Server Error

Cherokee web server 1.0.8 (openSUSE Build Service), Port 80



would love to see the google voice and skype setup in the gui. Also, the conference module does not seem to work or configure properly beyond basic conference. password and sound file paths are not correct.


Hello gourav again

Just wanted to know, if there is any progress. I know I cannot enforce it, but maybe you can make a statement if there will be an update and more or less by when. I would really like to use this appliance, without an update, sooner than later I would need to build one by myself… thx for your reply


I will watch out, thanks a lot in advance for your work!



I am in process of building a new version of this appliance. Will update in a few days. There are a few bugs with the GUI integrating with the backend engine, which are to be fixed. Also, I am trying to give a better UI experience with custom configuration wizards for Google Voice and Skype Setup and make it real simple for users to get it running and setup. So watch out for the new version in a few days time.



Hi Gourav
did you already update it? Where can it be found?
would really appreciate a new version!



This is a older version of when xmpp/gtalk module to the web GUI was not been developed. I am going to update freeSWITCHBOX appliance with the latest freeswitch and code.


Brad RhoadsBrad Rhoads,

XMPP seems to be missing


So a a distribution for calling and stuff? Through VoIP too? Great! I was looking forward to see something like this. @ ftw ftw ftw ftw hi hi hi hi ftw ftw ftw ftw hi hi hi hi @


Arg i didnt mean to say @ ftwftwftwftwhihihihiftwftwftwftwhihihi @


grazman, this is a known issue and there is a ticket filed for it already at


Started playing with 2.0.2 but get:

Fatal error: Class ‘sipdevices’ not found in /srv/www/htdocs/bluebox/modules/polycomdriver-1.0/plugins/polycom.php on line 102


that’s cool, I was looking for such an appliance!

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