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i4b - isdn4bsd call control ISDN driver
The i4b device driver is used by the isdnd(8) daemon to exchange messages
with the isdn4bsd kernel part for the purpose of call establishment,
control and disconnection and to access various control and status
informations. The i4b device can only be opened by a single process and
is not meant to be used by user programs.
The messages and message parameters are documented in the include file
The most important available ioctl’s are:
Request a unique Call Description IDentifier (cdid) which
identifies uniquely a single interaction of the local D
channel with the exchange.
Actively request a call setup to a remote ISDN subscriber.
Respond to an incoming call, either accept, reject or
Actively terminate a connection.
Request information about an installed ISDN controller
Give information about call setup to driver who requested
Update the kernels timeout value(s) in case of dynamically
calculated shorthold mode timing changes.
Inform the kernel userland drivers about interface soft
up/down status changes.
Download firmware to active card(s).
Return diagnostic information from active cards.
Status and event messages available from the kernel are:
An incoming call from a remote ISDN user is indicated.
After an incoming call has been accepted locally or an
outgoing call has been accepted by a remote, the exchange
signaled an active connection and the corresponding B-
channel is switched through.
A call was terminated.
A userland interface driver requests the daemon to dial out
(typically a network interface when a packet arrives in its
A call was terminated by the isdn4bsd kernel driver because
a B-channel idle timeout occurred.
Accounting information from a network driver.
Charging information from the kernel.
The i4b device driver and this manpage were written by Hellmuth Michaelis