[Asterisk-Dev] Qs on Astrix & zaptel

Steven Critchfield critch at basesys.com
Wed Jun 25 22:47:46 MST 2003

On Wed, 2003-06-25 at 18:37, Shahed Moolji wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to astrix.
> I want to better understand how Astrix interfaces with the Digium boards.
> I was looking at the chan_zip.c code, and saw that it does not make much use
> of the zapata library
> calls like zap_getdtmf(), zap_playf() etc etc.
> So how does astrix interface with this hardware ? Is it through raw IOCTL's
> on the device ?
> Also, can I use part of the astrix framework to control channels directly,
> instead of using it as a
> PBX ?. i.e I want to do things like make calls,answer calls, play and recrod
> audio.

Sounds like you need the PBX, just set it up to do what you want it to

> For this, is the zaptel / zapata api's a better bet, or is there something
> in astrix like ast_* that
> would be better to use ?

Why rewrite what is already working?

Steven Critchfield <critch at basesys.com>

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