[Asterisk-Users] AutoAttendent ON/OFF control by Attendent

Steven Critchfield critch at basesys.com
Mon Dec 15 10:59:28 MST 2003

On Mon, 2003-12-15 at 10:57, Sri wrote:
> Hi All
> This is one scenario I would like to have some help.  I have searched 
> the digium lists and could not find any posts on this.
> How can an Attendant switch on or off the AutoAttendant from her phone?
> Eg.
>  8am -> Attendent enters office -> switches OFF auto attendent.  He/She 
> takes in all the incoming calls and answers.
>  12pm -> out of lunch. Needs to put the system back into Auto.  
>  1 pm -> return from lunch. Needs to switch OFF auto attendent
>  5 pm- > Puts Auto attendent ON.
> I am sure there can be a script built that should change 
> extensions.conf. and reloading asterisk on the attendent activating 
> based on a clock that kicks in 8 am, 12 pm, 1 pm and 5 pm.
> I dont want this to be time restricted. the attendent should have control.
> Is there a better way ?  this could be even done through the phone of 
> the attendent eg, like *80-1 (ON) *80 - 2 (OFF)...

Think global variables and a gotoif. Simple.
Steven Critchfield  <critch at basesys.com>

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