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Topic # 13419 9-May-2007 15:31
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Thanks to all for your help and Tony's great Trixbox 2 setup document, I now have a working Trixbox installation on a dedicated box. The installation appears to work great including the VFX link via an x100p and the WAG54GP2 router with its inbuilt FXS ports.

One question I have is this - with my old Panasonic PABX, I had the comfort of being able to dial 9 for an outside line, then to get a dial tone from the POTS exchange before dialling the number I wanted. Is it possible to duplicate that functionality with Trixbox?  I guess that would make Outbound Routes difficult to implement, but perhaps there's a way that a dial string of say "9" could connect to the ZAP/G0 trunk (ie VFX) and then just pass anything dialed into that connection.

Can this be done?

Cheers Mike


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  Reply # 70081 9-May-2007 23:07
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From memory, (Someone might need to correct me on this...) You need to create a new outbound route under the trunk Zap/G0 with '9|.' in the dial pattern box (Without the quotation symbols of course). This tells asterisk to  look for a number beginning with 9 before dialing a number on that trunk, while not passing through that number (in this case, 9) to the POTS line.




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  Reply # 70101 10-May-2007 09:40
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Thanks Munchkin

Yes, I have an outward route that looks like that i.e. 9|. which connects to the Zap/g0 trunk and onwards to VFX.  I also found last night, a delay in the IP phone, which causes it to wait for 5 seconds before sending the dial string. So, reducing that may also help because I do hear the VFX dial tone for a brief period as Asterisk is selecting that trunk and before it sends the remainder of the dial string to VFX.

So perhaps its just a case of dial 9 and wait for the VFX dial tone (to confirm its there), then dial the remainder of the digits. It would then mimic the behaviour of the old Panasonic PABX.  I will pursue that this evening and try again. Thanks for the feedback.

Cheers Mike

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  Reply # 70446 11-May-2007 21:45
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Is alright, didn't really do much :)




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