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Asterisk: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition by Leif Madsen, Jim Van Meggelen, Russell Bryant

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Chapter 5. User Device Configuration

I don’t always know what I’m talking about, but I know I’m right.

Muhammad Ali

In this chapter, we’ll delve into the user devices that you may want to connect to Asterisk; typically, VoIP telephones of some sort. Configuring a channel in Asterisk for the device to connect through is relatively straightforward, but you also need to configure the device itself so it knows where to send its calls.[37] In other words, there are two separate tasks needed to configure a device to work with Asterisk: 1) telling Asterisk about the device, and 2) telling the device about Asterisk.

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