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From "Jason L Michael" <ja...@jason-michael.com>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: [technical] RE: [users@httpd] Apache to Voice Modem
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2003 09:39:53 GMT
No no no no!

I understand all that.  I could write such a script with PHP, for instance,
to respond to the "submit" click and spawn a process which talks to the
modem.  But I was just wondering if Apache has something for me here, maybe
someone has already done this etc.

Thanks!
JLM

----- Original Message -----
From: "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Boyle@swx.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 3:34 AM
Subject: [technical] RE: [users@httpd] Apache to Voice Modem


> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Jason L Michael [mailto:jason@jason-michael.com]
> >Sent: Montag, 3. Februar 2003 10:09
> >To: APACHE Mailinglist
> >Subject: [users@httpd] Apache to Voice Modem
> >
> >
> >Greets,
> >
> >I would like to write a script/daemon/whatever which enables Apache to
> >respond to messages from a PHP script and utilize a Voice
> >Modem to dial and
> >send voice messages.
>
> There are lots of ways to do server-sided programming tasks like this.
> Although apache would serve the initial form and then initiate the
> program that would do all the work, most of that work would be done by
> the program you would have to write. So it wouldn't really be
> appropriate to discuss your project at length on this list... But you
> wouldn't do that, would you?
>
> To get you started, you should be thinking about a HTML page containing
> a form (I assume you know how to do this). The form action should be to
> run a CGI script (I assume you are conversant with a good CGI language,
> like Perl). The CGI script does all the work (I assume you know how to
> open a socket and control a modem via perl).
>
> If any of these assumptions are not valid then your knowledge base is
> too limited to begin a task of this complexity. You have to learn to
> walk before you can hop, skip and jump :-) Start at the apache docs for
> CGI programming http://httpd.apache.org/docs/howto/cgi.html...
>
> Rgds,
> Owen Boyle
>
> >Use Case:
> >User keys in phone number (on a web page hosted by Apache)
> >User selects greeting from a pop up list, clicks "submit"
> >Apache activates (or gains control of) Voice Modem
> >Voice Modem dials user's phone number (entered above)
> >Apache sends "wav" file (or whatever format most possible) to
> >Voice Modem
> >(selected above)
> >User receives selected greeting on the telephone
> >
> >I don't know where to start.  Can anyone help me reduce the
> >time I will be
> >wading through FAQ's and such to get to job 1?
> >
> >I will forever be in your debt.
> >
> >Jason L Michael
> >105A Maple
> >Arlington TX, 76011
> >http://www.jason-michael.com
> >jason@jason-michael.com
> >
> >West of House
> >You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded
> >front
> >door.
> >There is a small mailbox here.
> >
> >
> >
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