I have set up a small PBX with a conference line.
There are a few options for connecting to it, the easiest option is calling from the PSTN. There are other ways to connect, but let’s keep it simple for now.
If you want to call in, the number is 549-4645, the default conference ID should be 2600. It should support 5 or 6 simultaneous calls, but I haven’t tested that theory. If there is interest in more capacity, I can see about adding more. It’s a local Cincinnati number, so you shouldn’t have a problem calling it from random phones around town, like unprotected wires that you have beige boxed.
It doesn’t make outgoing calls, so if you want to bring others in, you will have to use 3-way calling or the conference button on your phone. You get extra points for bridging in another conf, like Telephreak.
UPDATE 2/6/2017: The service is fairly stable now. If you are interested in an extension on the PBX, please let me know and I can get that set up. The difference between calling into the conf and having your own extension is that you can make calls to other extensions, including the conference, as well as make outgoing calls. Each extension also has a SIP URI for receiving pure VOIP calls.
I had the privilege to speak about cryptography at Mount Saint Joseph University.
In case you missed it, I will be giving the talk again at this Friday’s Cinci2600 meeting. If you want to peep the slides early, here they are: https://goo.gl/UcrMHs
Good news everyone, I have developed a new technology that let’s you read this post in the sound of my voice.
Now that the website’s hardware is no longer at risk of being seized by Cincinnati Bell (don’t ask) we can focus on developing new tools.
One tool that has been sorely missed is a chat server. IRC is a cool guy, uses 90’s technology and doesn’t afraid of anything. I have been looking for a means to do old school confs and IRC-type stuff, and I happened upon Discord.
Discord has lots of clients, including Linux, Mac, Windows, and a few mobiles. You can get your invite to the Cinci2600 server by visiting chat.cinci2600.net. If there isn’t a client for your waffle iron running NetBSD, there is a browser-based client that you can use. You’re welcome 🙂
So tell a buddy and bring a friend to the shiny new Cinci2600 chat service.
For the past couple of years, Cinci2600 has become one of the best kept secrets in Cincinnati.
We meet the first Friday of every month at the Hive13 Hackerspace in Camp Washington.
In the coming months, I hope to make our group better known, with a new website and some new tools. In the meantime, check back here periodically for more details.