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       estic — Administration program for ISTEC       ISDN PABX.


       estic [-c cmd]  [-n]  [-p port]

       xestic [-g geometry]  [-geometry geometry]


       This  program  allows  you  the  administration  of  the  ISDN  private
       automatic branch exchanges ISTEC 1003 and ISTEC 1008       (produced by
       the    German    company    Emmerich).     The    documentation   under
       /usr/share/doc/estic/is mostly in the German language.

       The main configuration file is estic.ini.  The program looks  first  in
       the  current  directory, than in the home directory and than under /etc
       for this file.

       While estic is for use from the console, xestic is a shell script  that
       runs estic inside of an x-terminal-emulation.

       This  manual  page  was  written  for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
       because the original program does not have a manual  page.   Permission
       is  granted  to  copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the
       terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or  any  later
       version  published  by  the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant
       Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.


       -c cmd
                 cmd is a command that will be executed upon startup of estic.
                 This  is  useful for cronjobs, e.g. for swaping configuration
                 with estic -c loadconfig tag.ic.

       -g geometry      --geometry geometry
                 This option specifies the preferred size and position of  the
                 xestic window; see X(1) for the syntax.

       -n        No ISTEC is available, only edit parameters.

       -p port
                 Use  ttyS1..ttyS63  to  specify  the serial port on which the
                 ISTEC is hooked on.


       The   program   has   been   written   by   Ullrich    von    Bassewitz
       <>.   The  program  is  no longer maintained by him.
       Patches by W. Borgert        <>  have  been  applied.
       Thanks  also  to Martin Schulze        <>, Paul Slootman
       <>, and Roland Rosenfeld        <>  for
       good suggestions.  Special thanks to Joey, who sent corrections to this
       manual page, that I included after only 109 days.


       This software is provided  ’as-is’,  without  any  express  or  implied
       warranty.   In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
       arising from the use of this software.

       Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for  any  purpose,
       including  commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
       freely, subject to the following restrictions:

          1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you  must
             not  claim  that you wrote the original software. If you use this
             software  in  a  product,  an  acknowledgment  in   the   product
             documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

          2. Altered  source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must
             not be misrepresented as being the original software.

          3. This notice may  not  be  removed  or  altered  from  any  source


       It  is  possible,  that  there  are  a  lot  of problems with different
       versions of the ISTEC firmware.  Unfortunately these problem  are  very
       unlikely  to  be  fixed.   The ISTEC PABX is more or less outdated, the
       original author of estic does not support the program anymore  and  the
       communication  protocol  between  the  ISTEC  PABX  and  the  PC is not
       officially specified by the company Emmerich.

       The program is not very UNIXish.  E.g. the keyboard shortcuts  are  not
       like  those in GNU       Emacs or as in vi.  Please send patches if you
       can fix this.

       Please tell me about grammatical or spelling errors!