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The nuts and bolts => Software General => Topic started by: jimwill on July 09, 2008, 07:58:01 am

Title: Telephone Answering software
Post by: jimwill on July 09, 2008, 07:58:01 am
I have been trying to locate a program that will give CID and work as an answering machine. So far all I can find for Linux are tkvoice and some others that require mgetty/vgetty. I have tried but haven't been able to confirm mgetty/vgetty are on Vector Linux and tkvoice requires a file from another website that is no longer working, and I don't know if it would work on VL or not.

Does anyone have a program that is working with VL that will at least answer the phone, play a message, and record incoming messages? CID is not necessary but would be a plus. Also I don't need fax capabilities.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Title: Re: Telephone Answering software
Post by: bigpaws on July 13, 2008, 08:06:45 pm
http://packages.ubuntu.com/feisty/utils/isdnvbox

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Telephone Answering software
Post by: jimwill on July 14, 2008, 10:02:45 am
Am I wrong or is isdn phone more like skype (I guess I mean a digital streaming phone) instead of a normal telco line?
Title: Re: Telephone Answering software
Post by: nightflier on July 14, 2008, 01:44:04 pm
You are right. ISDN is a digital connection:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Services_Digital_Network
Title: Re: Telephone Answering software
Post by: bigpaws on July 14, 2008, 04:50:18 pm
It is for a POTS line (Normal Telephone) as the package describes.

It is not the same as Skype or ISDN.

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Telephone Answering software
Post by: jimwill on July 14, 2008, 08:19:44 pm
Then it's a stupid name - isdnvbox? - plus:
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ISDN answering machine, client and server

I didn't see anything about POTS at the link - do I have to install it before I find that?
Title: Re: Telephone Answering software
Post by: bigpaws on July 14, 2008, 08:42:33 pm
I have never used the software.

There should be a README with the software.

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Telephone Answering software
Post by: Pita on July 20, 2008, 08:11:12 pm
I had the telephone answering working for several years in Linux including VL just using m/vgetty no gui programs. Made 2 small programs one for initiating/answering and one for spooling back incoming calls. Now I have no more telephone line so all became obsolete. I still have the 2 scripts.

I just followed the instruction to set it up. The hardest was to record myself for playback: "You have reached......on th beep"