I am running a Small Service Business out of my Home so I am mixing both home and business. I have several DID's but my call volume is very low but important.
By all means run a PBX as a hobby, I do, but don't run your important calls through it. It's just another point of failure. If you want to have your important calls go through it too then do the job properly, not as a hobby. -- DPC3825 (bridged mode) - WRT610N + Tomato - Panasonic KX-TGP500 - Asterisk 188.8.131.52 with Asterisk GUI on Virtual Server Anveo - Voxbeam - Numbergroup - Callcentric - VoIP.MS - Localphone - UKDDI
In my situation I might consider myself a hobbyist but in truth I am a pretty serious hobbyist as all my gear is a closet and in a commercial rack fully UPS backed up. All my network gear is together and tied together. I work as a low voltage contractor and do wiring & video for a living so I am sort of a nerd when it comes to this stuff. I also maintain a whole house video distribution HTPC in the same rack using Sage TV but moving to WMC & Ceton extenders. I probably used the wrong words when I say cheap. What I really mean is low cost but reliable. I look at things from a big picture scenario and while I often start out on the cheap for my test projects I almost always go quality in the end. In my realm I consider myself a ProSumer. I just want the best bang for my buck.