capisuite.conf - configuration of the CapiSuite daemon
The options for the CapiSuite daemon are configured here. They will be
presented in brief here - for further details please refer to the
comments in the configuration file itself.
This option tells CapiSuite which script should be executed at
incoming calls. Only change this if you want to use your own
This option reflects the path and name of the idle script. This
script is called in regular intervalls to check if any outgoing
call should be done. As above, the default should be ok if you
don’t use your own script.
Here you can define how often the idle script should be
executed. The number given is the interval between subsequent
invocations in seconds. Lesser numbers give you quicker response
to queued jobs but also a higher system load. The default should
be ok in most cases.
This file will be used for all "normal" messages printed
byCapiSuite telling you what it does. Error messages are written
to a special log (see below).
You can define how detailled the log output of CapiSuite will
be. The default will give you some informational messages for
each incoming and outgoing call and should be enough for normal
use. I would recommend to only increase it if you encounter some
problems. Logs of higher level are mainly intended for
developers, so just use them if you want to report a problem or
have some know-how of the CAPI interface and the internals of
All errors which CapiSuite detects internally and in your
scripts will end up here. They are written to an extra file so
that they don’t get lost in the normal log. Please check this
log regularly for any messages - especially when you encounter
problems. Please report all messages you don’t understand and
which aren’t caused by your own script-modifications to the
When your ISDN card is connected to an ISDN interface in PtP
mode, i.e. if you use DDI which, in understandable words mean
you have only one ISDN phone number and can define your own
extensions as you like, you have to set the length of your
extension numbers here. In Germany, PtP mode is called
"Anlagenanschluss". Let’s say you use 1234-000 till 1234-999,
then your DDI_length would be 3. If you set this to 0, DDI/PtP
If you’re not sure what all this should mean, then chances are
high you don’t use DDI and can leave this option as it is.
This option is only used when DDI_length is not 0. This is the
length of your base number - in the example above it would be 4.
If you usually use extension numbers of a specified length, but
also want to use some shorter ones (e.g. the "-0" extension for
you switchboard), then you can list these shorter extensions
here, separated by commas.
capisuite(8), fax.conf(5), answering_machine.conf(5), capisuitefax(1)
Gernot Hillier <email@example.com>.