[asterisk-users] Find me macro - calling multiple people, to get a hold of one

Kirill Marchuk 62mkv at mail.ru
Thu Nov 5 21:08:04 CST 2015

Hi everyone

We actually had alike problem:
- "user" of a system can have multiple SIP accounts (to be able to 
receive calls on several devices, I suppose he cannot use only one SIP 
account, because there's only one peer registered, in this case)
- to call that user and reach him with guarantee on ALL his devices 
(because he might be AFK and only have one of his smartphones in the 
pocket, which might be sleeping and not registered at all) we've tried 
several approaches and and had to stick to repetitive "Dial / send 
pushes" loop

- because neither Dial nor Queue does not add newly registered devices 
at the course of a call

Would be nice if, say, I dial Alice&Bob&Clair, and Bob is offline (not 
registered), but gets push received on his iPhone, wakes up and 
registers BEFORE Alice or Clair have replied, Dial would begin with him 
too. But that is not the case, I believe

Queue is not a solution also, unfortunately, first of all because of 
heavy overweight (you have to create and destroy queues on-the-fly per 
each call, because if you create them in advance for every user, 
Asterisk turns into zombie - it has a HUGE performance impact). Also I 
believe there were problems with dropping call on all the devices if it 
was cancelled by caller or dropped on one of the devices by callee.

FindMe would seem like a solution, but we did not actually use it 
because of having to press buttons to accept a call.

In short, so far I think there is a room for improvement because a case 
seems to be trivial, however, it's implementation with Asterisk is 
anything but that.

Would be happy to know where I am wrong.. I am writing this off memory, 
so may be skipping something

Kirill Marchuk

06.11.2015 0:00, asterisk-users-request at lists.digium.com пишет:
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> Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 19:36:27 +0100 (CET)
> From: Wiebe Cazemier<wiebe at halfgaar.net>
> To: Asterisk Users Mailing List - Non-Commercial Discussion
> 	<asterisk-users at lists.digium.com>
> Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] Find me macro - calling multiple people
> 	to get a hold of one
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> ----- Original Message -----
>> >From: "jg"<webaccounts173 at jgoettgens.de>
>> >To: "Asterisk Users Mailing List - Non-Commercial Discussion"<asterisk-users at lists.digium.com>
>> >Sent: Wednesday, 4 November, 2015 5:42:17 PM
>> >Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] Find me macro - calling multiple people to get a hold of one
>>> > >
>> >Sorry, but why is a simple
>> >
>> >...
>> >Hangup()
>> >
>> >not acceptable? If necessary, one can try to find out which devices are
>> >technically available to
>> >avoid dialing a non-existent device. If pressing a "1" is acceptable, then
>> >why not pressing the
>> >"DND" to not accept the call?
> Because when somebody has their phone off, the caller gets a voicemail immediately.

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