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Re: network status thru voice

On Mon, Feb 09, 1998 at 06:51:09PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> A. M. Varon wrote:
> > I would like our users to know if our local or international link to the
> > internet is up or down.
> > 
> > One solution I'm looking at is our users would dial a tel. no. and they
> > would be greeted with a voice saying the link is up or down.
> > 
> > Is there a program for this? Perl or C program would do?
> There's a package in debian (unstable) named festival that does voice
> synthesis. That's part of what you want, but you'll have to figure out how
> to get the sound out over the telephone, I guess.

You can probably convince vgetty (a modified mgetty for voice) to do this
for you, although I've always found it too hard to find sufficient
documentation to get it running. It would play pre-recorded sounds for you.

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