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Faxing with Asterisk PBX

In any organization, using the latest and most advanced technologies have become a must now. And when talking about the latest technology, no organization would want to miss on the older but effective technologies such as Fax. Fax for Asterisk gives Asterisk PBX — that supports a wide range of TDM protocols for the handling and transmission of voice over traditional telephony interfaces, and VoIP packet protocols such as IAX, SIP and H.323—the ability to send and receive fax over both telephone and VoIP connections.

Using Fax for Asterisk, you can send faxes from your desktop using your standard email client without any need to install any software on your desktop. It endows you with the ability to send and receive faxes to and from TDM and IP channels. It includes analog and VoIP fax capabilities to Asterisk VOIP PBX and develops fax-on-demand, fax-broadcast, desktop fax and fax gateway applications and services. Fax for Asterisk (more…)

Sending Large Files

There are many ways to transfer files for free, even if it’s a large file! You just need to know how to do it correctly. If you are wanting to transfer files from your computer to the internet and you want to do it all in the same time, what you need to do is gather each file necessary in a folder. Once it is in a folder, compress it. If you are using Windows, right click on the file and choose “Send to”, then choose “Compressed (zipped) folder”  These files can be images, documents, videos, etc.

Compressing these files will make it easier to send. If it is not compressed, you will have to put files one by one. From there, you can send it online then it will be called a File Transfer Protocol or FTP. This is when you can transfer files from one host to another through the internet.


FTP – The Bad Rap

FileZillaFTP is actually an easier way of transferring files of any size without the nuances and overhead needs of most websites. They come in free-client software that can run within the OS, not using resources too much and without the graphics interface of the may sites we use everyday. The file-sharing facility has gotten a bad rap with all the piracy claims and allegations but plain and simple, it is a way of sending files through the internet without the file size caps and other limitations of other facilities like email clients. (more…)

Factors that determine FTP speed

Everyone wants faster transfers. Here are a few pointers on the things that affect your FTP transfer speed:


1. Bandwidth
If you have other internet-based applications (like online games, P2P clients, Torrent) running while transferring, your bandwidth is naturally compromised, because you are sharing it with others, making for a slower transfer.

2. ISP
Some ISPs provide slower uploading speed compared to downloading speed, so you may want to clear this issue up with your ISP provider if this is indeed the case. Your ISP may also have a speed limit, which, of course also limits your FTP transfer speed.

3. Multiple connections to the same server.
If you have more than one connection open to the same server that hosts the FTP, then you transfer rate will also be slower. The same goes when people other than you are connected to the same server.