[Asterisk-Users] Getting Asterisk to automatically dialout

Andrew Elchuk aelchuk at cronustech.com
Tue Jun 29 10:10:52 MST 2004

I'm trying to get asterisk to auto-dail out.  I created a *.call file 
with the the top of it being "Channel: Zap/1/2609944", which should have 
connected to Zap channel 1 and dial out to 2609944, but It did not do 
so, asterisk would say a call was completed to Zap/1/2609944 but I never 
heard that phone ring.  So I tried just putting "Channel: Zap/1" at the 
top of the call file so it would connect to Zap channel 1, then in the 
*.call file connect it to an "outgoing" context in extensions.conf which 
looked like:

exten => s,1,Wait(1)
exten => s,2,Dial(Zap/1/2609944)
exten => s,3,Wait(2)
exten => s,4,Playback(soundfile)
exten => s,5,Hangup

But when it ran this, asterisk told me it was unable to create a channel 
of type "Zap", but then that a call was still completed to Zap/1.  I've 
read everything about auto-dialout on voip-info.org and read digium faqs 
and everything and have been unable to find a solution.  If someone out 
there has had a similar problem and figured it out or knows what might 
be wrong with what I'm trying to do it would be greatly appreciated if 
you could help me out.  Thanks.

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