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.
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.
Use ttyS1..ttyS63 to specify the serial port on which the
ISTEC is hooked on.
The program has been written by Ullrich von Bassewitz
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. The program is no longer maintained by him.
Patches by W. Borgert <email@example.com> have been applied.
Thanks also to Martin Schulze <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Paul Slootman
<email@example.com>, and Roland Rosenfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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!