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       isdnrate - Print telefon rates and various info from rate-files(5).


       isdnrate -bbest -dday -ffrom -hhour -llen -o -pprovs -r vNN -s -ttakt -vverbose -xexclude
       -C -Ddet -Gdata -H -L -N -Osocketfile -Ppiddir  -Ssort -T -U -V -Xexplain -Z NUMBER ...

       All options are optional.


       The isdnrate program prints various information from rate-files(5). It's main  purpose  is
       the  calculation  of  telefon  rates  from  your location to an arbitrary destination at a
       certain time and of a certain length for all the providers in a rate-file.

       A telefon number may be

              1234 a local area number

              01234 a different area in your country

              +12345 a foreign country

              China text for a foreign country

              Paris a town

              US a code as defined in country.dat.

              Internet a Service name (if option -s is also given).

       Note that currently only city names in AT, DE, NL are supported  plus  some  international
       Note also, spaces in country- or service names may be given as underscores.

       -bbest Print only best providers. Default is all.

       -crateconf Use rateconf as provider selection file and ignore setting in isdn.conf.

       -dday Calc rates for day. day can be one of

              dd day of current month
     day month
    [yy] day, month, year
              W Weekday
              N Weekday - night
              E Weekend

       Default is now.

       -ffrom Callers location. Default ist from isdn.conf.

       -hhour Time hh[:mm[:ss]] of call. Default is now.

       -iratefile  Use  ratefile  (usually  rate-CC.dat)  as source for telephone fees and ignore
       setting in isdn.conf.

       -llen Length of call in second. Default value is 153 secs.

       -o Show only booked providers. These are providers, which are listed in rate.conf.

       -p provider[,provider...]  Print  only  info  for  given  provider(s).   provider  is  the
       provider  number,  without  the  leading  VBN,  or  provider_variant  if  there  are  more
       variations, or B for business providers.

       -rvNN Show only providers whose vbn begins with NN.  The vbn is  also  known  as  provider
       prefix consisting of VBN and provider number.

       -s  Consider  NUMBER  as  the  name  of a service and print all numbers / providers, which
       supply this service.

       -ttakt Print only providers, which have calculation impulses smaller  or  equal  to  takt.
       Default is 9999.

       -vverbose Set verbose level.

       -x provider[,provider...]  Exclude these provider(s).

       -C Connect to a running isdnrate daemon. This avoids long startup times.

       -D   Start   as   a   daemon,   waiting   for   connections  from  a  client.  The  socket
       /var/run/isdnrate/socket is created, which clients can  connect  to  (the  socket  can  be
       changed by using the -O option).

       -D2 Start as a daemon and go background.

       -CD3 Stop a running daemon.

       -Gn Print raw data for connection. n may be currently 97,98,99.

       -H Print a header.

       -L Print a semicolon separated list of

              vbn  ;  providername ; zone ; day ; time ; currency ; charge ; basicprice ; price ;
              duration ; charge/min ; takt ; minimum price

       -N Show info about following numbers. If no provider is given, the preselected provider is

       -Osocketfile   Use   given  filename  as  the  socket  on  start  of  daemon.  Default  is

       -Ppiddir Write own PID to piddir/ on start of daemon.

       -Ssort Sort output by sort, which may be

              v vbn or n provider name. Default is by charge.

       -T Print a table of charges for daytimes weekday/weekend.

       -V Print version info and exit.

       -Xexplain Print additional information for charge or from rate-file.  explain may be

              1 (zone)
              2 (charge/min, zone, day, time)
              50 International areas
              51 National zones
              52 Services
              COMMENT Print C:COMMENT: info from rate files.

       If -s is given, the number of the service is also listed with -X1 or -X2.

       -Z Print info for LCR
       e.g. isdnrate -p1 -ZX 19430
       shows the rate for provider 1 and the cheapest rate to this service.

       Note: Various output options may not be used together. If  you  gave  conflicting  options
       you'll see a warning.
       Note  also:  Sort  by  name  or  providernumber  and  -bbest will bring you the first best
       providers in sorting order, not the cheapest.
       And finally: Some options like -X50, -X51, -X52, -D, -V don't require a telefon NUMBER.


       rate-CC.dat, holiday-CC.dat, dest.gdbm, zone-CC-PPP.gdbm, isdn.conf, telrate.cgi and more.
       Note: The extension of zone- and dest data files depends on configuration.  Recently  .cdb
       is used.


       isdnrate -D2
       Start the isdnrate daemon.

       isdnrate -D2 -P /var/run -O /tmp/isdnr_socket
       Start the isdnrate daemon, write to /var/run and create the given socket.

       isdnrate -CH -b5 -f01 -l120 Attersee
       Connect  to  running  daemon,  print  a  header  and  the best 5 rates from Vienna (01) to
       destination Attersee for a connection length of 2 Minutes.

       isdnrate -CX -p1_2,24 +1
       Show rates and zones for destination USA for providers 1_2 and 24.

       isdnrate -C -l60 -rv010 HAM
       Show rates for a one minute call to Hamburg (HAM: airport code)  and  use  only  providers
       whose vbn begins with 010.  So provider A with vbn 01030 is displayed, provider B with vbn
       0190023 is not.

       isdnrate -CX -H -dW -b5 US CA
       Show a header, rates and zones for destinations USA and Canada for best 5 providers during

       isdnrate -CHoX US
       Show header, rate and zone for destination USA for booked providers only.

       isdnrate -CsX -l60 Internet
       Show rates and numbers for service Internet for a 1 minutes call.

       isdnrate -CZ 19430
       Show rates and the best provider for this (service-)number.

       isdnrate -CD3
       Stop the running isdnrate daemon.


       A  isdnrate  daemon restarts (and therefore rereads its configuration) on getting a SIGHUP


       rate-files(5), isdnlog(8), isdn.conf(5)


       Definitely yes. Sometimes more then one daemon can be started, sometimes the socket is not
       removed,  when  the  daemon  terminates.  if  this  happens  ('socket  in  use'),  do a rm
       /tmp/isdnrate and try again.


       Andreas Kool <> started this program.  Leopold Toetsch  <>
       continued  the  work  and brought this man page to you. Michael Reinelt <>
       did the calculation engine and various tools for it.

-lt-                                        2004/07/13                                ISDNRATE(1)