March 2006

Digium TDM2400P: Modular 24-Port Analog PCI Interface Posted Thursday, March 30, 2006 @ 8:09 AM by mayhem
Digium® Inc., the creator of Asterisk® and pioneer of open source telephony, today launched the Digium Wildcard TDM2400, the most dense and scalable card available for building an Asterisk-based telephony system for SME and SOHO environments.

The 32-bit 33MHz PCI 2.2-compliant card combined with Digium’s patent pending VoiceBus™ technology supports quad-FXS and quad-FXO interfaces for connecting analog telephones and lines through a PC, without taking up numerous PCI slots.

With its flexible scalability features, our 24-port card is the best hardware card available for small and medium businesses looking to build an inexpensive, sophisticated VoIP telephony solution without compromising the use of multiple PCs.

The Wildcard TDM2400P replaces the requirement for a separate channel bank and T1 interface cards while offering superior echo cancellation on both FXO and FXS interfaces. The quad-FXO and quad-FXS modules are interchangeable allowing the combination of interfaces up to six slots for 4-port FXS or FXO modules. With this new card, small and medium businesses can benefit from features such as high density in fewer PCI slots, and an industry standard 50-pin Amphenol connector for easy installation.
Asterisk 1.2.5 Released Posted Thursday, March 16, 2006 @ 8:32 AM by mayhem
Asterisk 1.2.5 is now available for download on the ftp. See the ChangeLog for details about what has changed.

As mentioned in the release announcement for Zaptel 1.2.4, our releases now contain some extra files. The Asterisk release is available as asterisk-1.2.5.tar.gz. However, there is also a patch against the previous release as an option for a smaller download, asterisk-1.2.5-patch.gz.

For both the release tarballs and release patches, we have provided SHA-1 sums and PGP signatures. To verify the releases, you will need the public keys of both and Both are available on the keyserver,

Read more here.
Via Launches New Line of Mini-ITX Boards Posted Tuesday, March 14, 2006 @ 10:34 PM by mayhem
LinuxDevices has the skinny on Via's next-generation Epia EN mini-ITX boards, which feature its relatively new C7 processors based on the Esther C5J core. The boards will be able to run passively cooled at 1.2GHz, and will clock up to 2GHz, with 800MHz FSBs. From the article: "They target thin clients, car PCs, robotics, medical equipment, kiosks, and server appliances." (Source: Slashdot)
Running MySQL queries on multiple servers Posted Sunday, March 5, 2006 @ 9:17 PM by mayhem
You may know how to use SQL to extract data from a table in a MySQL database, and how to run a query that combines data from more than one table. But what about multiple databases? Or even multiple databases on multiple servers?

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Linux Kernel 2.4.33-pre2 Now Available For Download Posted Sunday, March 5, 2006 @ 9:09 PM by mayhem
You can now download the 2.4.33-pre2 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the mirrors here, full changelog information is available here.
Linux Kernel 2.6.16-rc5 Now Available For Download Posted Sunday, March 5, 2006 @ 9:06 PM by mayhem
You can now download the 2.6.16-rc5 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the mirrors here, full changelog information is available here.