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VBOXPUTTY(8)						      System Manager's Manual						      VBOXPUTTY(8)

vboxputty - a self-dialing/-calling vboxgetty SYNOPSIS
vboxputty -d device [-f config-file] [-c phonenumber] [-s ring-timeout] [-w wait] [-t redial] [-r redial-pause] vboxputty [-hv] DESCRIPTION
vboxputty is a vboxgetty, not waiting for, but triggering a call. After connect, vboxputty is acting exactly like vboxgetty. vboxputty exits with 0 if a connection was established, 99 on BUSY. OPTIONS
-h display a short help -v display the version information -f config-file use config-file instead of the default vboxgetty.conf -d device use device (/dev/ttyI*) for dialout -c phonenumber the phonenumber to be called -s ring-timeout vboxputty will dial the phonenumber and wait ring-timeout seconds for the called party to accept the call, if ring-timeout seconds are ellapsed before connect, vboxputty will hangup. -w wait after the connection is established, vboxputty will wait wait seconds before starting the tcl-script -t redial if the called party is BUSY, vboxputty will try redial times to get a connect -r redial-pause vboxputty waits redial-pause seconds between BUSY-redials FILES
/usr/local/vbox/etc/vboxgetty.conf AUTHOR
Gerrit Pape <> SEE ALSO
the vbox-documentation 4th Berkeley Distribution 13. January 2000 VBOXPUTTY(8)

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vboxgetty(8)						    Linux System Administration 					      vboxgetty(8)

vboxgetty - isdn voice box (getty) SYNOPSIS
Vboxgetty is the heart of vbox: it watches the isdn system and waits for incoming voice calls, OPTIONS
-f, --file FILE Config file to use. Default is the file '/etc/isdn/vboxgetty.conf'. -d, --device TTY ISDNdevice to use. You must use this option! -h, --help Show summary of options. -v, --version Show version of program. CONFIGURING VBOX
vboxgetty should be started from the init process. To do this you need one line per vboxgetty in /etc/inittab like this one: I5:2345:respawn:'/usr/sbin'/vboxgetty -d /dev/ttyI5 The next step is to set up a working configuration for all ports in /etc/isdn/vboxgetty.conf: read vboxgetty.conf(5) how to do this and look at the example config file in /usr/doc/isdnutils/examples. You should then create the spool directories for each user: /var/spool/vbox/<user>, /var/spool/vbox/<user>/incoming and /var/spool/vbox/<user>/messages. Copy the example config files vbox.conf and standard.tcl from /usr/doc/isdnutils/examples to /var/spool/vbox/<user>, read the man pages vbox.conf(5) and vboxtcl(5) and edit these config files. Change the owner of all files in /var/spool/vbox/<user> with "chown <user>.<group> /var/spool/vbox/<user> -Rv" and correct the permissions with "chmod o-rwx,g-rwx /var/spool/vbox/<user> -Rv". The last step: run "init q" to force init to reread /etc/inittab HOW IT WORKS
For each line in /etc/inittab one vboxgetty is started by init. Make sure the first field (ID) and the device file are different. Each vboxgetty does this: First /etc/isdn/vbox.conf is read, the global settings are loaded and then the port specific settings. Then vboxgetty waits for an incoming call. On an incoming call vboxgetty reads /var/spool/vbox/<user>/vbox.conf (unless you change that name), and vboxgetty determines if it should take that call or how many RINGs it should wait. It also gets the name of the standard message, beep message, timeout message, if these should be played and an alias for the current caller, if there is one. If vbox has waited enough RINGs and the caller is still ringing, it takes the call and starts the tcl script /var/spool/vbox/<user>/stan- dard.tcl (unless you change that name), and this script will do the rest (normally: play standard and beep message, record and then play timeout message). FILES
/etc/isdn/vboxgetty.conf default config file /etc/inittab init starts vboxgetty via this file. /etc/isdn/vboxgetty.conf the global vbox config file /var/spool/vbox/<user>/vbox.conf the per user configuration file for this port /var/spool/vbox/<user>/standard.tcl the tcl script used to communicate with the caller /var/run/vboxgetty-<device>.pid process id of the vboxgetty /var/log/vbox/vboxgetty-<device>.log logfile of the vboxgetty SEE ALSO
vboxgetty.conf(5), vbox.conf(5), vboxtcl(5), isdntime(5) AUTHOR
This manual page was written by Andreas Jellinghaus <>, for Debian GNU/Linux and isdn4linux. ISDN 4 Linux 3.1pre4 2000/09/15 vboxgetty(8)
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