fone - control ISDN telephone
Fone manages an AT&T 7506 ISDN telephone set. Program control is supplementary: normal
functioning of the phone is not affected. The set must be equipped with the ProPhone1.5
ROM or equivalent. To initialize after the ROM is first installed, push the then the but-
ton, and set parameters as follows:
DATA MODE: B2
DATA RATE: 19200
LOCAL MODE: AT
Fone should be run once per terminal session; it accepts commands typed in its window. If
the file exists and is writable, it will contain a log of calls. A permanent log file may
be initialized with:
chmod +a call.log >call.log
Options for fone are:
-f file The telephone is controlled through file instead of /dev/eia0.
-l file Calls are logged in file instead of call.log.
-m The mike is not muted when a call is dialed with the handset down (see below).
-t cmd The t command (see below) runs cmd instead of /bin/tel.
Commands to fone are read, one per line, from the standard input.
Call telephone number string. Non-alphanumeric characters are discarded, and the
appropriate prefix (9, 91, or none) is guessed from the length of the result. (If
there is no active call, and string begins with a digit, the initial c may be omit-
The alphanumeric characters in string are dialed exactly as given.
d Drop the active call, or the last party added to a conference call.
h Put the active call on hold.
Add a party to a conference call. The active call is placed on hold, and string
is parsed and dialed. Once the second call is connected, the command with no argu-
ment adds the new call to the previously active call appearance. If the called
party is indisposed, the commands and will drop the second call and reconnect the
Query the local switch for directory entries matching string (a surname preceded by
up to two initials, like or
r id Reconnect a call on hold and make it the active call. If the appearance id is
omitted, it defaults to that of the lowest numbered call on hold.
s Show the id, state, and calling information for each call.
Run the tel(1) command on string.
Transfer the active call. The active call is placed in limbo (similar to hold),
and string is parsed and dialed. Once the second call is connected, the command
with no argument bridges the two calls together and drops the intermediary (you).
If the called party is indisposed, the commands and will drop the second call and
reconnect the first.
Transmits the converted Touch-Tone string to the called party; a string that begins
with a or a digit doesn't need the preceding (See command c above if no call is
? Print a summary of commands.
The command may be given before or after lifting the handset; if the handset is down, the
call is placed with the speaker on so you can hear what's happening. The mike is normally
muted, but the -m flag (see above) overrides this.
log of calls
RS232 line to phone
The speaker phone is not really supported.
There's still no way to set the clock.