Installing BigBlueButton on FreeBSD/PC-BSD

For those of you interested in testing BBB (an open source VoIP web conferencing system similar to commercial applications such as Webex), I’ve written a how-to on setting it up on a FreeBSD or PC-BSD 8.1 system. When I get a chance, I’ll test it with webcamd and desktop sharing. Once better tested, we’ll see what we can do about getting a BSD version of BBB. Creating a port/PBI will be interesting due to the amount of configuration. It may be better suited as a warden inmate or a virtual image that someone can quickly download and deploy.

If you give the how-to a go, leave a comment if you run across any issues or have suggestions on streamlining the how-to or increasing its security settings. We’d also be interested in knowing if this is something you’d like to see installed with PC-BSD or as a separate PBI/inmate/image add-on.

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Comments (3)

  • Tigersharke
    September 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm |

    BBB: base system vs pbi..
    Why not have it as a pre-installed pbi, since the new pbi system is going to be more economical and that way it is easily removed by those who do not wish to have it. It may not be the best idea to decide for the user(s) what is ‘essential’ in a somewhat static sense. I assume we all know the frustration caused by Windows and being unable to pare down the system to remove unused software or functional duplicates, all because the system decided what was best (otherwise we would be more focused on that other OS). This (pre-installed PBI) philosophy might be useful beyond just BBB.. tho I would certainly agree that there is a lower limit to a bare-bones system.

  • Wally
    September 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm |

    I think it should be an inmate because of the security,I personally think more is always better, that would be great ..

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