vboxgetty



vboxgetty(8)              Linux System Administration             vboxgetty(8)




NAME

       vboxgetty - isdn voice box (getty)


SYNOPSIS

       vboxgetty [OPTION] [OPTION] [...]


DESCRIPTION

       Vboxgetty  is  the  heart of vbox: it watches the isdn system and waits
       for incoming voice calls,


OPTIONS

       -f, --file FILE
              Config    file    to    use.     Default     is     the     file
              ’/etc/isdn/vboxgetty.conf’.

       -d, --device TTY
              ISDNdevice to use. You must use this option!

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -v, --version
              Show version of program.


CONFIGURING VBOX

       vboxgetty  should be started from the init process. To do this you need
       one line per vboxgetty in /etc/inittab like this one:

       I5:2345:respawn:/usr/sbin/vboxgetty -d /dev/ttyI5

       The next step is to set up a working configuration  for  all  ports  in
       /etc/isdn/vboxgetty.conf:  read  vboxgetty.conf(5)  how  to do this and
       look at the example config file in /usr/doc/isdnutils/examples.

       You  should  then  create  the  spool  directories   for   each   user:
       /var/spool/vbox/<user>,       /var/spool/vbox/<user>/incoming       and
       /var/spool/vbox/<user>/messages.  Copy   the   example   config   files
       vbox.conf   and   standard.tcl   from   /usr/doc/isdnutils/examples  to
       /var/spool/vbox/<user>, read the man pages vbox.conf(5) and  vboxtcl(5)
       and edit these config files.

       Change  the  owner  of  all files in /var/spool/vbox/<user> with "chown
       <user>.<group> /var/spool/vbox/<user> -Rv" and correct the  permissions
       with "chmod o-rwx,g-rwx /var/spool/vbox/<user> -Rv".


       The last step: run "init q" to force init to reread /etc/inittab


HOW IT WORKS

       For  each  line in /etc/inittab one vboxgetty is started by init.  Make
       sure the first field (ID) and  the  device  file  are  different.  Each
       vboxgetty does this:

       First  /etc/isdn/vbox.conf  is read, the global settings are loaded and
       then the port specific settings. Then vboxgetty waits for  an  incoming
       call.

       On  an  incoming  call vboxgetty reads /var/spool/vbox/<user>/vbox.conf
       (unless you change that name), and vboxgetty determines  if  it  should
       take  that call or how many RINGs it should wait. It also gets the name
       of the standard message, beep message, timeout message, if these should
       be played and an alias for the current caller, if there is one.

       If  vbox  has  waited  enough RINGs and the caller is still ringing, it
       takes the call and starts the tcl  script  /var/spool/vbox/<user>/stan-
       dard.tcl  (unless  you  change  that name), and this script will do the
       rest (normally: play standard and beep message, record  and  then  play
       timeout message).


FILES

       /etc/isdn/vboxgetty.conf
              default config file

       /etc/inittab
              init starts vboxgetty via this file.

       /etc/isdn/vboxgetty.conf
              the global vbox config file

       /var/spool/vbox/<user>/vbox.conf
              the per user configuration file for this port

       /var/spool/vbox/<user>/standard.tcl
              the tcl script used to communicate with the caller

       /var/run/vboxgetty-<device>.pid
              process id of the vboxgetty

       /var/log/vbox/vboxgetty-<device>.log
              logfile of the vboxgetty


SEE ALSO

       vboxgetty.conf(5), vbox.conf(5), vboxtcl(5), isdntime(5)


AUTHOR

       This   manual   page   was  written  by  Andreas  Jellinghaus  <aj@dun-
       geon.inka.de>, for Debian GNU/Linux and isdn4linux.



ISDN 4 Linux 3.7                  2000/09/15                      vboxgetty(8)

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