I now know a few people who have installed Asterisk at home. When I first heard the idea I thought it was crazy but there are lots of interesting things you can do with the software. In one case a person who installed Asterisk configured the system to stop an affair between someone and his wife. What he did was make sure that calls to each person were directed to an extension on the PBX that never answers.
Very clever. Each person thought the other was ignoring them.
But for all the potential benefits of having a free PBX at home, Asterisk is complicated to install. If only there were a home version of the game we could all play 🙂 . Well, the good news according to Andy Abramson there is indeed now a home version of Asterisk.