[asterisk-users] answering machine screening with MixMonitor

James Sharp james at fivecats.org
Wed Feb 5 12:56:12 CST 2014

On 2/5/2014 12:09 PM, G. Paul Ziemba wrote:
> I'm using asterisk 1.8 as an answering machine. I'd like to
> hear the calls it answers aloud in case I want to pick up and
> interrupt the call.
> There are a few articles describing, for example, three-way
> calling a monitor phone set to auto-answer, but I couldn't
> find anything that described how to just send the audio to
> a local speaker.

A local speaker connected to the Asterisk box itself?  Console channel 
driver, chan_alsa (or chan_oss for old drivers).

You'll probably end up with kind of a Rube Goldbergish approach, 
probably something involving ChanSpy or a conferencebridge to take the 
place of mixmonitor.

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