• Quick Installation Guide
  • Step by Step
  • Admin User Guide
01. Introduction
  • Presence of the Machine
02. Hardware Requirement
03. Acquire the Software
04. System Configuration
05. Recover System via RAID
06. FAQ

The Presence of the Running Machine on the Internet

Everything has a start, and has an end.

Deploying a server over the Internet is different from setting up a local server without being revealed to outside people. For a server to be unknown on the Internet by fully-qualified hostname, it requires some registration processes. Furthermore, since the server is known to the public, some security measures should have been taken to avoid the abuse of the server.

This package includes basic elements for network operation, for example, DNS, FTP, firewall, backup storage server, VPN (Virtual Private Network) and Email .

We start from the introduction on Domain name registration with the following diagram:

1. Purchase domain name from the “vendor for domain name registration”

The “Domain Name Registration Vendor” usually will provide a Web interface for you to query your desired domain name. You may find some of the domain names you like have been acquired by other people. It is necessary for you need to find a domain name that is not being occupied. And then make the purchase of the domain name from the “Domain Name Registration Vendor” to complete this step.

2. Purchase Internet bandwidth and obtain “static” IP addresses from your local ISP (internet service provider).

Usually, the ISP will give you a set of IP addresses that may include a list of public IP addresses, the netmask, and the default Gateway. This IP information will be used when you install the software and configure your server. You shall keep the information in a safe place once you obtain that from your ISP.

3. Find a legitimate “DNS host provider”

It is to host your domain name (which you get from step 2) and the associated static IP address (which you get from step 3) record so that everybody on Internet can use your domain name to reach your server. Usually, the “DNS host provider” will provide a Web interface to allow you to input your domain name and the mapped IP address record into their hosted server. This step is completed after you have entered the data into the web page.

4. Update the record at the “Domain Name Registration Vendor” server with the IP addresses of the “DNS host provider”.

At this step, you need to access the website provided by “Domain Name Registration Vendor”. If you do not know the DNS server’s IP addresses of your “DNS host provider”, you can do as follows at your Windows command prompt (the command prompt is reached through Start > Run > cmd), issue the command

  C:\>nslookup DNS-server- name-from-your-provider

The system will respond with the IP address of your “DNS host provider”. Usually, you need to find two IP addresses of the two DNS servers provided by “DNS host provider” (one is called primary DNS host server, the other is secondary DNS host server). The two IP addresses will be entered into the record in the place of “Domain Name Registration Vendor”. We suggest using primary DNS server and secondary server from different places. The Azblink server package also provides DNS server. But to allow people all over the world can query your domain, you should have your domain name placed in different DNS servers to alleviate the load.

5. Wait until it is in effect.

In general, it needs 24 hours to 72 hours to have your domain name record of the server populated across the world so that people can use domain name to access your server.
Those are the general steps as long as you want to have your own private server(s) on Internet.


Basic Web Setting

After the system installation be finished, take the CD out, reboot the machine, and then start the basic network setting for the system.

There are two modes to configure the host, one is console mode on the local host, and the other is Web interface mode on Client. You can choose the one you like or just by the network environment of that time.

Console Mode --- configure on local host

A. Input account and password to login into console configuration interface.


B. You will see 7 options after login in

 1. IP Address:
 2. Netmask:
 3. Default Gateway:
 4. Save and Reboot
 5. Reset to CD setting (DHCP) and Reboot
 6. View Current Active Values
 7. Exit without Saveing Changes

C. Is there any fixed ip ready for configuration?

  Yes, type fixed IP address, Netmask and Default Gateway into option 1.2.3. severally. You can use up
  and down arrow to choose the option who needs edit, and then press enter to configure. After option 1.2.3
  be correctly configured, you can use option 4 to save these changes and reboot the machine. (If you have
  no idea about the Netmask and Default Gateway, you can just refer to the Completion List provided by your

  No, if there is a DHCP server providing the IP assignment services in your network, you can just use option6
  to check the IP address assigned by the system. After checking eth0, please write down the IP address, and
  remember to use option 7 to quit the Console interface.

D. By the IP address you set or the one obtained from DHCP, you can view the configuration page of the
   system host via Web browser on remote Client.

※ DHCP server exists in your network, but if you find eth0 shown as IP when you check current system value, please check if your network cables plug into wrong place (eh0 and eth1 may been exchanged), or if there are some problems on other equipments. (Refer to Q&A in the manual)

Web interface Mode --- configure at sub-network

A. Is the host, which you installed system on, connected by other hosts?

  Yes, please confirm the host is the only DHCP sever (that is to say the network should not have other
  DHCP servers, e.g. IP distributor), and then start from C.

  No, please complete basic network configuration according to B’s instruction.

B. A network cable makes host’s eth1 port and the Hub connected. And use another cable to connect to
  Hub, let the other end of this cable link to a common Client computer.

C. Choose one Client computer from the sub-network which connected to the system host.

D. Open command prompt on the Client (suppose it’s a Windows machine), type “ipconfig” and then press
 “Enter” button, check whether the Default Gateway is or not?

  Yes, just close the command prompt, enter into next step.

  No, type “ipconfig/release” to release the old IP in your computer, and then type “ipconfig/renew” to get
  new assigned IP.
  (If you are still unable to obtain new IP, please check if the network has other DHCP sever or not, or maybe
  TCP/IP of this Client does not use the mode of “Obtain an IP Address Automatically”.)

E. Open your Browser, and type at the address bar to link. When you visit the page at the
  first time, you will see 4 items;

  Host Name:Please set Host Name for this host.
  Admin Password:Default password is admin123.
  New Admin Password:Please set new password.
  Confirm Password:Please confirm your new password.

F. After you enter into system page, go to System>>Network, choose Internet or PPPoE depending on the

  Choose Internet. At the Internet Interface, mostly, you should set the values for IP address / Netmask /
  Default Gateway and then submit, restart your machine and you will find it already connected to Internet.

  Choose PPPoE. If you use PPPoE, remember to check the checkbox of “Turn on PPPoE”. Fill in the account
  and password provided by ISP and submit, reboot your computer, then you can connect to the network.
  (Please refer to the sections of Configuration and Q&A in Quick Installation Guide if you have any questions.)


Dial Plan

We start with simple configuration via Web GUI by navigating Phone->Basic->Dial Plan.

Currently, we support two kinds of phones: SIP phone and IAX phone.  We assign a class of numbers to associate with each kind of phones for easy management.  For example:

Pattern for SIP Phones: _6XXX
Pattern for IAX Phones: _7XXX

It means: if you are using SIP phones to connect to the voice server, the extension number should be like 6123 or 6134 for the other people to call you on the same server.  If you are using IAX phone, the extension number shall be assigned as 7345 or 7122. “X” stands for the digits [0-9] .

For “pattern” to dial, it always should start with underscore “_” . And we currently only allow “numbers” as identifiers for extension to be in sync with traditional telephone key pads. To specify patterns, you can use the following symbols:

X stands for [0-9]
N: [2-9]
Z: [1-9]

And remember pattern should start with “_”.  Thus,  “_6XXX” means any number from “6000” to “6999”. “_7XXX” means any number from “7000” to “7999”.


Pattern for Conference: _9XXX
Number for Voice Mail: 8500
Number for Directory: 8900
Echo Test: 600

“_9XXX” means any number from “9000” to “9999”. This system allows people to attend teleconference by dialing a special extension number with associating pin number.  For those conference dial-in numbers for the other people to call, in this example, it is of the pattern “_9XXX”. 

For Voice Mail, people can just dial “8500”. And for Directory assistance, dial “8900” and it will ask you to input the last name of the people you are looking for via traditional telephone key pads with [abc] pressing 2, [def] pressing 3, …,[pqrs] pressing 7, [tuv] pressing 8, [wxyz] pressing 9.

“Echo Test” is the number you can dial so that you can check the round-trip time to/from the voice server by speaking some words.

Please notice that this screen only configures “the whole picture” by classifying the numbers into different segments. For specific number assignment, please move on. And please remember whatever changes you make to the system, you have to re-start VoIP process by shutting it down and bringing it up again to have those changes take into effect.

Extension Account Setting

In the previous screen Phone->Basic->Dial Plan, we put

Pattern for SIP Phones: _6XXX
Pattern for IAX Phones: _7XXX

This means number used by IAX phones shall be _7XXX.  Thus, in Phone->Basic -> Extension Account, we have screen as follows:

Under IAX Phone User Setting, if you enter as

Extension number as Login: 7123
Password: hello

This means: on you IAX phone client, you should enter “7123” as login with password “hello” so that it will be allowed to connect to voice server and its extension number will be identified as “7123”.  So, people can dial “7123” to ring that IAX phone and people at that IAX phone can dial any valid extension.  But if you just do the things mentioned above on the extension “7123”, this extension does not have voice mail associated with it to let people leave messages.

To add “7123” into voice mail system and people can query from the directory system about the “real user’s name” on this extension, it needs the following procedures to be done in Phone->Basic->Voice Mail.

Voice Mail

Let’s still use “7123” as an example.  In Phone->Basic->Voice Mail, enter as follows:

Extension Number: 7123
Pin number to access:  1234
User Name:  Edward King
Email: edking@zzzzzz.com

Then, people can leave messages at extension 7123.  And recall in Phone->Basic->Dial Plan, we have

Number for Voice Mail: 8500
Number for Directory: 8900

So, people can dial “8900” to enter “king” to check if the extension number of this “Edward King” can be automatically reached via the guided process there. For this “Edward King” to access the voice mail, “8500” needs to be dialed and the system will ask to supply “voice mail number” and associated pin number. Only when the two items are entered correctly can the user access the voice messages left earlier by others.

Furthermore, an email will be sent to the account edking@zzzzzzz.com with attached sound file immediately after the message is left in the system. To use that, you need to make sure the server can send out emails successful ( either this machine is full-qualified host name or send emails via using other host as mail relay ).


Recall that under Phone->Basic->Dial Plan, we have the pattern

Pattern for Conference: _9XXX

To specify a specific number as a conference bridge, navigate via Phone->Basic->Conference and you will find screen as indicated below.

Since the pattern for conference is _9XXX, let’s just choose 9321 as conference number and specify it under Phone->Basic->Conference:

Conference number: 9321
Pin Number for Conference: 1237

For the people to join the conference, they need to know the information above so that they can dial “9321” and the system will ask them to enter pin number. When the pin number is entered correctly, they will be allowed to join that conference. For the first person to enter the conference, the system will signal that there is no person in the conference at this moment.  If this voice was not heard, it could mean some other people already entered the conference room silently.

All the information introduced above is enough to finish the setting of the following diagram. Please notice that we allow IAX phones to talk to SIP phones as long as they have the valid extension setting. But some of the phone clients might not be handled this properly. You might use different phone client programs to test.