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       ant-phone - an interactive ISDN telephone application


       ant-phone [options]


       ant-phone  is  part  of ANT (ANT is Not a Telephone). It let’s you make
       and receive telephone calls and talk via sound devices.  It  uses  CAPI
       2.0 as ISDN interface.


       ant-phone accepts the following options:

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options

       -v, --version
              Print version information

       -r, --cleanup
              Remove  stale  socket file left by accident by a previous run of
              ANT. You only need this option if ANT says: "local bind: Address
              already in use"

       -d, --debug[=debuglevel]
              Print  additional runtime debugging data to stdout, debuglevel =

       -i, --soundin=device
              ALSA device name for input (recording), default: "default"

       -o, --soundout=device
              ALSA device name for output (playback), default: "default"

       -m, --msn=msn
              identifying MSN (for outgoing calls), 0 for master MSN  of  this
              termination/port, default: 0

       -l, --msns=msns
              MSNs to listen on, semicolon-separated list or ’*’, default: *

       -c, --call=number
              Make  a  running  instance  of  ANT make a call to the specified
              number,  useful  for  calling  from  an  external  address  book

       -s, --sleep
              Shut  down  CAPI  connection  to  prepare  for removal of broken
              kernel modules, which don’t survive suspend/restore.

       -w, --wakeup
              Restore CAPI connection after ISDN  modules  loaded  again.  The
              connection will be also restored by dialing a number, but before
              the connection is restored, you won’t be able to accept calls.


       If the used sound devices (arguments of --soundin and  --soundout)  are
       equal, a full duplex sound device is needed.


              the last dialed numbers

              user specific options file

              saved history of incoming and outgoing calls

              recordings of recorded phone calls


       Caller  ID  stores hangup reason localized. This will break, if someone
       uses letters outside of English  alphabet  for  translation  of  hangup


       ANT  was  developed by Roland Stigge <>, based on ideas
       from IVCALL, Copyright 2002 Lennart Poettering. G.711 handling  by  Sun
       Microsystems.  Contributions  by  Joerg  Mayer <>, Lars
       Volkhardt     <>,      Ivan      Schreter