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       ant-phone - an interactive ISDN telephone application


       ant-phone [options]


       ant-phone is part of ANT (ANT is Not a Telephone). It let's you make and receive telephone
       calls and talk via sound devices. It uses CAPI 2.0 as ISDN interface.


       ant-phone accepts the following options:

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options

       -v, --version
              Print version information

       -r, --cleanup
              Remove stale socket file left by accident by a previous run of ANT. You  only  need
              this option if ANT says: "local bind: Address already in use"

       -d, --debug[=debuglevel]
              Print additional runtime debugging data to stdout, debuglevel = 1..4

       -i, --soundin=device
              ALSA device name for input (recording), default: "default"

       -o, --soundout=device
              ALSA device name for output (playback), default: "default"

       -m, --msn=msn
              identifying  MSN  (for  outgoing calls), 0 for master MSN of this termination/port,
              default: 0

       -l, --msns=msns
              MSNs to listen on, semicolon-separated list or '*', default: *

       -c, --call=number
              Make a running instance of ANT make a call to  the  specified  number,  useful  for
              calling from an external address book application

       -s, --sleep
              Shut  down  CAPI  connection to prepare for removal of broken kernel modules, which
              don't survive suspend/restore.

       -w, --wakeup
              Restore CAPI connection after ISDN modules loaded again.  The  connection  will  be
              also restored by dialing a number, but before the connection is restored, you won't
              be able to accept calls.


       If the used sound devices (arguments of --soundin and --soundout) are equal, a full duplex
       sound device is needed.


              the last dialed numbers

              user specific options file

              saved history of incoming and outgoing calls

              recordings of recorded phone calls


       Caller ID stores hangup reason localized. This will break, if someone uses letters outside
       of English alphabet for translation of hangup reasons.


       ANT was developed by  Roland  Stigge  <>,  based  on  ideas  from  IVCALL,
       Copyright  2002  Lennart  Poettering. G.711 handling by Sun Microsystems. Contributions by
       Joerg Mayer  <>,  Lars  Volkhardt  <>,  Ivan
       Schreter <>.