Recommended answering machine software?
jaymo at cromagnon.cullmail.com
Sat Jun 5 20:18:33 PDT 2004
On Friday 04 June 2004 10:02 pm, Bill Moran wrote:
> > I'd like to run something under FreeBSD 4.9 which can make my
> > FreeBSD box act as an answering machine: answer calls, play an
> > outgoing message (presumably a .wav or similar file), and take
> > messages. It would be nice if it also could understand DTMF codes and
> > I skimmed through ports but didn't find a clear winner for this type
> > of application. I'm also not sure what specific hardware I'd need (I
> > assume not just any modem will do :-), and I suspect this will be
> > dependent on what software I use.
> While it may be overkill, Asterisk is really the software you're looking
> for: http://www.asterisk.org It'll do everything you need and more.
> Unfortunately, asterisk's ability to function on FreeBSD is currently
> limited by a lack of drivers for phone cards. You'd think you could just
> use standard modems, but not really. There is a lot of work going in to
> making asterisk work better on FreeBSD, so it's not going to be like this
I'd like to get involved in this... is there a mailing list, or someone I
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