Having machine do something after phone call

Daniel Brewer d.brewer at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Nov 26 02:16:57 PST 2002

On Sunday, November 24, 2002, at 09:31 PM, Miguel Bazdresch wrote:

> There was a thread a while back about how to have the machine perform 
> an
> action depending on activity on the phone line. I don't remember if a
> solution was found, and since the archives are hard to reach, I decided
> to forward the following, which is part of a webpage I found at:
> http://home.online.no/~Erut-aane/linux.html
> Apologies if this is redundant.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> You may want to tell your machine to go online or do other stuff while
> you're not at home. You can use some tools to achieve this - and 
> "program"
> the machine to respond by simply dialing the machine in certain preset
> sequences. These hints were posted in comp.os.linux.misc:
> Q:
> Is it possible to have my modem detect an incoming call, hang up on 
> that
> call and immediately run pppon? I'd like to connect to my home machine 
> from
> office, and I don't have a modem there.
>> From:  Robert Clare <Robert.Clare at cern.ch
>> Hi.  I know of two programs on the market that can do this.  There are
>> probably more...  Take a look at ringconnectd and xringd.  Both 
>> should be
>> available at your local sunsite mirror.  I have used ringconnectd in 
>> the
>> past and it worked perfectly
> From: Peter Caffin <peter at ptcc.it.net.au>
> I believe that mgetty is capable of doing this. Have a look at the 
> Mgetty
> Homepage at http://www.leo.org/~doering/mgetty/index.html and the 
> Usenet
> newsgroup de.alt.comm.mgetty.
> From: Robert Clare <Robert.Clare at cern.ch>
> Dont know about ringconnectd, but xringd is capable of pretty complex
> "sequence detection" - like 3 rings, then 30-60 seconds silence, then 1
> ring, then at least 30 seconds silence, etc.
> I have used this in the past to make the computer do different things 
> (one
> sequence would grab the From: and Subject: of all my new emails and 
> send it
> to my pager, another would connect to my ISP, etc.)

Thanks that is really useful!

Daniel Brewer

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