Asterisk VoIP News

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Announce: Free DIDs on

Note: Matthew Simpson posted on the User list about free DIDs being given away.

GoIAX, the Asterisk community's free IAX provider, is offering free US DIDs now. I loaded about 175 dids in and put up a very beta sign in page.

Unfortunately I had to restrict the free us/canada outbound calling back down to toll-free only. There was a lot of war dialing and prank calling going on. I'm working on some stuff to hopefully curb that kind of stuff down so I can unrestrict outdial again, but this is the problem with free.. there is always someone that will abuse it.

If anybody has any ideas on how to keep the abuse down let me know. The best ideas I have now is to only allow a certain amount of calling per month, add velocity checking, and somehow put some accountability into the sign up process to keep the prank callers and multiple account abusers away.

Matthew Simpson
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