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       estic — Administration program for ISTEC       ISDN PABX.


       estic [-c cmd]  [-n]  [-p port]

       xestic [-g geometry]  [-geometry geometry]


       This  program allows you the administration of the ISDN private automatic branch exchanges
       ISTEC  1003  and  ISTEC  1008        (produced  by  the  German  company  Emmerich).   The
       documentation under /usr/share/doc/estic/is mostly in the German language.

       The  main  configuration  file  is  estic.ini.   The  program  looks  first in the current
       directory, than in the home directory and than under /etc for this file.

       While estic is for use from the console, xestic is a shell script that runs  estic  inside
       of an x-terminal-emulation.

       This  manual  page  was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original
       program does not have a manual page.  Permission is granted  to  copy,  distribute  and/or
       modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or
       any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no  Invariant  Sections,
       no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.


       -c cmd
                 cmd  is  a  command that will be executed upon startup of estic.  This is useful
                 for cronjobs, e.g. for swaping configuration with estic -c loadconfig tag.ic.

       -g geometry      --geometry geometry
                 This option specifies the preferred size and position of the xestic window;  see
                 X(1) for the syntax.

       -n        No ISTEC is available, only edit parameters.

       -p port
                 Use ttyS1..ttyS63 to specify the serial port on which the ISTEC is hooked on.


       The  program  has been written by Ullrich von Bassewitz        <>.  The
       program is no longer maintained by him.  Patches by W. Borgert        <>
       have  been applied.  Thanks also to Martin Schulze        <>, Paul Slootman
       <>, and Roland Rosenfeld        <> for  good  suggestions.
       Special  thanks  to  Joey, who sent corrections to this manual page, that I included after
       only 109 days.


       This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty.  In  no  event
       will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

       Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial
       applications, and to alter it  and  redistribute  it  freely,  subject  to  the  following

          1. The  origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you
             wrote  the  original  software.  If  you  use  this  software  in  a   product,   an
             acknowledgment  in  the  product  documentation  would  be  appreciated  but  is not

          2. Altered  source  versions  must  be  plainly  marked  as  such,  and  must  not   be
             misrepresented as being the original software.

          3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.


       It  is  possible,  that  there  are a lot of problems with different versions of the ISTEC
       firmware.  Unfortunately these problem are very unlikely to be fixed.  The ISTEC  PABX  is
       more  or  less outdated, the original author of estic does not support the program anymore
       and the communication protocol between the  ISTEC  PABX  and  the  PC  is  not  officially
       specified by the company Emmerich.

       The  program  is  not very UNIXish.  E.g. the keyboard shortcuts are not like those in GNU
       Emacs or as in vi.  Please send patches if you can fix this.

       Please tell me about grammatical or spelling errors!