56k voice modem for Debian
Randy Edwards writes:
> I've got to get a new modem for a Debian machine. My requirements
> are that it be one of the Rockwell 56k standard ones, of course, that it
> do fax, and I'd like it to be able to handle voice. What I'd really
> love is to set up a voice mailbox system on my Debian box.
> So I was wondering, is there any such software for Debian to allow me
> to use a voice modem and set up such a mailbox system? Also, does
> anyone have any recommendations of particular modems which would meet my
> specs above? I'd appreciate any input; thanks in advance.
There are a few of them...
But if you want a good voice mail quality, I'd suggest making your
own. With most packages you need to get acquainted with it, and that
takes a few days, maybe a week. About the amount of time, it takes to
make a voice package. But, you could take a look at mgetty, which
does provide a vgetty program.
In my case, I installed hylafax on my machine, which provides a very
intensive fax functions (even paging). I also had a modem with a
cirrus sound chip, that doesn't have any software support on Linux, so
I programmed an 'egetty' (external getty) for hylafax, that grabs the
call if it's a voice but passes it onto hylafax, if it's fax or data.
The modem itself has all functions for voice mail, it's only a
question of communicating with it in the right order, and then put the
recording in a maildrop.
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