isdnrate - Print telefon rates and various info from rate-files(5).
isdnrate -bbest -dday -ffrom -hhour -llen -o -pprovs -s -ttakt -vverbose -xexclude -C
-Ddet -Gdata -H -L -N -Osocketfile -Ppiddir -Ssort -T -U -V -Xexplain -Z NUMBER ...
All options are optional.
The isdnrate program prints various information from rate-files(5). It's main purpose is
the calculation of telefon rates from your location to an arbitrary destination at a cer-
tain time and of a certain length for all the providers in a rate-file.
A telefon number may be
1234 a local area number
01234 a different area in your country
+12345 a foreign country
China text for a foreign country
Paris a town
US a code as defined in country.dat.
Internet a Service name (if option -s is also given).
Note that currently only city names in AT, DE, NL are supported plus some international
Note also, spaces in country- or service names may be given as underscores.
-bbest Print only best providers. Default is all.
-dday Calc rates for day. day can be one of
dd day of current month
dd.mm day month
dd.mm.yy[yy] day, month, year
N Weekday - night
Default is now.
-ffrom Callers location. Default ist from isdn.conf.
-hhour Time hh[:mm[:ss]] of call. Default is now.
-llen Length of call in second. Default value is 153 secs.
-o Show only booked providers. These are providers, which are listed in rate.conf.
-p provider[,provider...] Print only info for given provider(s). provider is the
provider number, without the leading VBN, or provider_variant if there are more varia-
tions, or B for business providers.
-s Consider NUMBER as the name of a service and print all numbers / providers, which sup-
ply this service.
-ttakt Print only providers, which have calculation impulses smaller or equal to takt.
Default is 9999.
-vverbose Set verbose level.
-x provider[,provider...] Exclude these provider(s).
DISPLAY AND RUN OPTIONS
-C Connect to a running isdnrate daemon. This avoids long startup times.
-D Start as a daemon, waiting for connections from a client. The socket /tmp/isdnrate is
created, which clients can connect to.
-D2 Start as a daemon and go background.
-CD3 Stop a running daemon.
-Gn Print raw data for connection. n may be currently 97,98,99.
-H Print a header.
-L Print a semicolon separated list of
vbn ; providername ; zone ; day ; time ; currency ; charge ; basicprice ; price ;
duration ; charge/min ; takt ; minimum price
-N Show info about following numbers. If no provider is given, the preselected provider is
-Osocketfile Write socket to given filename on start of daemon. Default is tmp/isdnrate.
-Ppiddir Write own PID to piddir/isdnrate.pid on start of daemon.
-Ssort Sort output by sort, which may be
v vbn or n provider name. Default is by charge.
-T Print a table of charges for daytimes weekday/weekend.
-V Print version info and exit.
-Xexplain Print additional information for charge or from rate-file. explain may be
2 (charge/min, zone, day, time)
50 International areas
51 National zones
COMMENT Print C:COMMENT: info from rate files.
If -s is given, the number of the service is also listed with -X1 or -X2.
-Z Print info for LCR
e.g. isdnrate -p1 -ZX 19430
shows the rate for provider 1 and the cheapest rate to this service.
Note: Various output options may not be used together. If you gave conflicting options
you'll see a warning.
Note also: Sort by name or providernumber and -bbest will bring you the first best
providers in sorting order, not the cheapest.
And finally: Some options like -X50, -X51, -X52, -D, -V don't require a telefon NUMBER.
rate-CC.dat, holiday-CC.dat, dest.gdbm, zone-CC-PPP.gdbm, isdn.conf, telrate.cgi and more.
Note: The extension of zone- and dest data files depends on configuration. Recently .cdb
Start the isdnrate daemon.
isdnrate -D2 -P /var/run -O /tmp/isdnr_socket
Start the isdnrate daemon, write isdnrate.pid to /var/run and create thew given socket.
isdnrate -CH -b5 -f01 -l120 Attersee
Connect to running daemon, print a header and the best 5 rates from Vienna (01) to desti-
nation Attersee for a connection length of 2 Minutes.
isdnrate -CX -p1_2,24 +1
Show rates and zones for destination USA for providers 1_2 and 24.
isdnrate -CX -H -dW -b5 US CA
Show a header, rates and zones for destinations USA and Canada for best 5 providers during
isdnrate -CHoX US
Show header, rate and zone for destination USA for booked providers only.
isdnrate -CsX -l60 Internet
Show rates and numbers for service Internet for a 1 minutes call.
isdnrate -CZ 19430
Show rates and the best provider for this (service-)number.
Stop the running isdnrate daemon.
A isdnrate daemon restarts (and therefore rereads its configuration) on getting a SIGHUP
rate-files(5), isdnlog(8), isdn.conf(5)
Definitly yes. Sometimes more then one daemon can be started, sometimes the socket is not
removed, when the daemon terminates. if this happens ('socket in use'), do a rm /tmp/isd-
nrate and try again.
Andreas Kool <email@example.com> started this program. Leopold Toetsch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
continued the work and brought this man page to you. Michael Reinelt <email@example.com>
did the calculation engine and various tools for it.
-lt- 2000/09/01 ISDNRATE(1)