[asterisk-users] BUSY vs. CONGESTION

Danny Nicholas danny at debsinc.com
Wed Apr 18 11:12:25 CDT 2012

If you are dialing out on an in-use line, you should get the Congested
message.  Of course you could put the CHANAVAIL command ahead of dial to
avoid this.
Question two - Goto is a straight jump, gotoif jumps on a condition.

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Subject: [asterisk-users] BUSY vs. CONGESTION

I have two lines, fax & voice. 
I usually call out on fax line (to have voice line available)

I need to set the dial line based on dial-status.  When I try to call out on
fax line and it is receiving a fax will I get a BUSY or CONGESTION signal?

What is the difference in dial plan condition: "goto" and "gotoif"

exten => 1,1,Dial(SIP/7780${EXTEN}@pstn-9998,60,tr)
exten => 1,2,Goto(1-${DIALSTATUS},1)
exten => 1-BUSY,1,Dial(SIP/9780${EXTEN}@pstn-4444,60,tr)
exten => 1-CONGESTION,1,Dial(SIP/9780${EXTEN}@pstn-4444,60,tr)


exten => 1,1,Dial(SIP/7780${EXTEN}@pstn-9998,60,tr)
exten => 1,n,GotoIf($["${DIALSTATUS}"="BUSY"]?line2)
exten => 1,n,GotoIf($["${DIALSTATUS}"="CONGESTION"]?line2)
exten => 1-n(line2),1,Dial(SIP/9780${EXTEN}@pstn-4444,60,tr)


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