Accessing Caller ID

Hans Fugal hans at
Tue Feb 8 20:06:51 MST 2005

If the modem groks caller ID and vgetty groks the modem, you could do
this with vgetty. You could also do it with asterisk and
asterisk-supported hardware. Getting a single-port FXO card for asterisk
is cheap (see the recent thread about cheap asterisk hardware) and will
be sufficient to do what you want. If you already have the modem, then
take a look at vgetty.

On Tue,  8 Feb 2005 at 17:13 -0700, Alan Young wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 16:49:57 -0700, Gabriel Gunderson <gabe at> wrote:
> > Looks like they both work.
> Hmmm.  I misunderstood then.  I thought one had been turned off.  Oh well.
> > This is kinda generic.  They do have caller id boxes that get access to
> > caller id just fine.  Are you talking about in a server like asterisk or
> > something?  What is it you are trying to do?
> I have a client who wants to have his main computer to popup a window
> that displays as much info as possible on an incoming call, polling a
> db if possible.
> I can do everything except for accessing the caller id information.  I
> don't know how to do that.  I've heard that you could just do it off
> of a modem that understands caller id, but I don't know how.
> -- 
> Alan
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