ant-phone - an interactive ISDN telephone application
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:
Show summary of options
Print version information
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"
Print additional runtime debugging data to stdout, debuglevel =
ALSA device name for input (recording), default: "default"
ALSA device name for output (playback), default: "default"
identifying MSN (for outgoing calls), 0 for master MSN of this
termination/port, default: 0
MSNs to listen on, semicolon-separated list or ’*’, default: *
Make a running instance of ANT make a call to the specified
number, useful for calling from an external address book
Shut down CAPI connection to prepare for removal of broken
kernel modules, which don’t survive suspend/restore.
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 <email@example.com>, based on ideas
from IVCALL, Copyright 2002 Lennart Poettering. G.711 handling by Sun
Microsystems. Contributions by Joerg Mayer <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lars
Volkhardt <Lars.Volkhardt@uni-konstanz.de>, Ivan Schreter