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       dahdi_span_types - set line modes of DAHDI spans before assignment


       dahdi_span_types [options] <list|dumpconfig|set> [devpath ...]


       The  span  type  (the line mode: E1/T1/J1) must be set to a span before DAHDI assigns it a
       span number, as E1 spans use  more  channels.   dahdi_span_types  applies  the  span  type
       configuration to an un-assigned span.

       Using  it  only  makes  sense  when  the kernel module parameter dahdi.auto_assign_span is
       unset, otherwise DAHDI automatically assign span numbers during device registration.

       dahdi_span_types takes a command and an optional list of devices. If no device  is  given,
       the command is applied to all devices.

       The device is marked as a path in the SysFS tree.


              Output usage message and exit

              During  "set"  operation,  only  show what would be done, without actually changing

              During "set" operation, show the actions that are being performed.

              During "dumpconfig" operation, force special generation mode:

              ·  First, generates a "wildcard" entry with the fiven line-mode.

              ·  Comment out all span entries. Each of  them  may  be  manually  un-commented  to
                 override the "wildcard".


              Reads  settings from span-types.conf and applies them to the device(s) specified in
              the command line (or all devices, if none specified).

              List line modes for all spans in the system which may be set with  dahdi_span_types
              (E1/T1/J1 spans).

              List types for the spans in a format fit to be used in span-types.conf. Use this to
              generate a configuration file after you have (perhaps manually)  set  all  existing

              dahdi_genconf spantypes uses this command internally.


   General structure
       span-types.conf is a file with lines specifying line modes of spans.

       Empty lines or lines beginning with '#' are ignored.

       Each line is in the format of:

       ID        spanspec ...

       The  ID  field  specifies  the DAHDI device and the spanspecs define the line modes of its
       spans. A line may have multiple spanspecs in a single line (though dumpconfig generates  a
       configuration with one per line).

   Span Identifier
       A  DAHDI  device  may  be  specified  either by a hardware identifier (a software readable
       serial number or whatever) or the location in which it is installed  on  the  system.  The
       former  makes it simpler to change connector / slot whereas the latter makes it simpler to
       replace a unit.

       The value in this field is matched (when the command set is used) to the following values:


       See above for their descriptions. The value may include shell  wildcards:  *,  ?  and  [],
       which  are  used  in  the  match.  The  values  to be matched are first cleaned up: '!' is
       replaced with '/' and any character not in "a-zA-Z0-9/:.-" is replaced by "_".

       Note that while span-types.conf allows an arbitrarily-complex combination of E1, J1 and T1
       ports, it would normally have just a single wildcard line setting the line mode (the first
       line in the example below).

   Span Specification
       Each line should have one or more span specifications: this is the value used to set  span
       type with DAHDI in the SysFS interface. A specification has two colon-separated fields:


       for  instance,  the following are four span specifications specify ports 1 and 2 as E1 and
       ports 3 and 4 as T1: [12]:E1 [34]:T1 .

              The relative number of the span in the device. E.g.: port number.  This  field  may
              contain shell wildcards (*, ? and [])


   Multiple matches
       During  set  operation, the dahdi_span_types applies all matching settings to a span. This
       is done in the order of lines in the configuration files.

       Thus, if there are multiple matches to a span -- the last match  will  win  (all  will  be
       applied to the kernel in order. The last one in the file will be applied last).

       *             *:T1      # All spans on all devices will be T1
       usb:X1234567  [34]:E1   # Except spans 3,4 on the device which will be E1


              The  directory  in which span-types.conf resides. /etc/dahdi if not overridden from
              the environment.

              The path to span-types.conf resides. /etc/dahdi/span-types.conf if  not  overridden
              from the environment.


              The default location for the configuration file.

              SysFS  node  for  the  device.  In this directory reside the following files, among

                     read/write file. Reading from it returns current configuration for spans  of
                     the  device.  Span-specifications  can be written to it to change line modes
                     (but only for a span that is not assigned yet).


       dahdi_span_assignments(8), dahdi_genconf(8), dahdi_cfg(8)


       dahdi_span_types was written by Oron Peled.  This  manual  page  was  written  by  Tzafrir
       Cohen.  Permission  is  granted  to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the
       terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any  later  version  published  by  the
       Free Software Foundation.

                                           23 Jan 2014                        DAHDI_SPAN_TYPES(8)