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Since some of the features in the Sysadmin Module in FreePBX System Admin module are dependent on specific packages being installed on the PBX, we came up with a list of known "gotchas" of features that may not work on installations that are not the FreePBX Disto Distro or PBXact.  These Gotchas ONLY These issues do NOT apply to non FreePBX Distro or PBXact systems. 


The VPN -  The VPN is for connecting to the Schmooze Support Center so we that our technicians can remotely gain access to your box remotely to and assist in troubleshooting. This requires the installation of OpenVPN packages.  



The UPS section allows you to set common settings as defined in the APCUPSD package.  Please make sure you have apcupsd have the apcupsd RPM installed.  Remember Remember, all we do here is let you set settings we can not . We cannot assist you in with what settings to use or if it whether they will work with your UPS.  Please Please see for more information on what all these settings do.  See this link on installing the RPM if See Installation on CentOS and RHEL based systems if you are not using the FreePBX Distro.



This feature is a only for PBXact and the FreePBX Distro only feature and . It will not work on any other installation of FreePBX. Its for keeping the underlining server It keeps the underlying server updated with new RPMs and releases.



Version Number


You will only see a Firmware and Version firmware version number if you are using PBXact or the FreePBX Distro as these are Distro Versions . The version number is the Distro version number, not the FreePBX GUI versionsversion number.  

Intrusion Detection


Intrusion Detection only works if you install the fail2ban RPM from our repos, as it needs our changes to be made.  See this link on installing the RPM if you See Installation on CentOS and RHEL based systems if you are not using the FreePBX Distro.