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vboxgetty(8)			   Linux System Administration			     vboxgetty(8)

NAME
       vboxgetty - isdn voice box (getty)

SYNOPSIS
       vboxgetty [OPTION] [OPTION] [...]

DESCRIPTION
       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 con-
       fig    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 con-
       fig 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  spe-
       cific 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>/standard.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 <aj@dungeon.inka.de>, for Debian
       GNU/Linux and isdn4linux.

ISDN 4 Linux 3.1pre4			    2000/09/15				     vboxgetty(8)
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