Command Asterisk using ".call" files

Apart dialplan or manager, one of the ways to use Asterisk is using ".call".

Asterisk is continuously scanning folder /var/spool/asterisk/outgoing for "call" files, these call files if they are correctly formated will cause Asterisk to launch hte commands they contains.

We can easily imagine how this feature can be useful for repetitive or massing operations...

Send a SMS to yyyyyyyyy using SMS gateway (14974800), requires a context [smsdial] (see extensions.conf)
            Channel: ZAP/g1/14974800
MaxRetries: 1
RetryTime: 60
WaitTime: 30
Context: smsdial
Extension: yyyyyyyyy
Priority: 1
SetVar: MSG=Test SMS coucou
N.B :it is possible to uses smsq in command line to send a SMS ;
smsq --motx-channel= numero_du_centre sur le channel numero_du_destinanataire "test"

MaxRetries: 1
WaitTime: 20

In this post, I explain how to combine this feature to simple scripting abilities in order to launch call campaigns easily.


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