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OBI2NCID(1)	      User Contributed Perl Documentation	   OBI2NCID(1)

       obi2ncid	- Obihai device	to NCID	gateway

	obi2ncid [--configfile	      |	-C <filename>]
		 [--debug	      |	-D]
		 [--delay	      |	-d <seconds>]
		 [--help	      |	-h]
		 [--hostname-flag     |	-H <0|1>]
		 [--linefx	      |	-f <string>]
		 [--logfile-append    |	-l <filename>]
		 [--logfile-overwrite |	-L <filename>]
		 [--man		      |	-m]
		 [--ncidhost	      |	-n <[host][:port]>]
		 [--no-filter	      |	-N]
		 [--obiport	      |	-o <port>]
		 [--pidfile	      |	-p <filename>]
		 [--rawfile-append    |	-r <filename>]
		 [--rawfile-overwrite |	-R <filename>]
		 [--test	      |	-t]
		 [--verbose	      |	-v <1-9>]
		 [--version	      |	-V]

       The obi2ncid gateway obtains Caller ID from an Obihai VOiP telephone
       adapter and sends it to the NCID	server.	 The server then sends the CID
       information to the NCID clients.

       The gateway was developed using Obi100, OBi110 and OBi200 devices that
       were available.

       The obi2ncid gateway uses either	GTALK, the Voice Service AuthUserName,
       or the configurable default name	for a line identifier.

       The line	identifier(s) can be aliased by	the NCID server	so you can
       give each Voice Service a meaningful identification.

       The obi2ncid configuration file is /usr/local/etc/ncid/obi2ncid.conf.
       See the obi2ncid.conf man page for more details.

       The obi2ncid gateway can	run on any computer, but normally it is	run on
       the same	box as the NCID	server.	 If it is not run on the same box as
       the NCID	server,	you must configure the server IP address in the
       configuration file.

       The obi2ncid gateway attempts to	assign the lineid based	on the
       following table.	"SP" is	an abbreviation	for "Service Provider" and
       "PSTN" is an abbreviation for "Public Switched Telephone	Network."

	   Call	type			   Lineid assigned
	   =========			   ===============
	   Google Voice	in or out	       "GTALK"
	   VoIP	in or out on default line   <AuthUserName>
	   Incoming PSTN			"FXO"
	   Outgoing PSTN using ##<number>	"FXS"
	   Outgoing VoIP using **1<number>	"SP1"
	   Outgoing VoIP using **2<number>	"SP2"
	   Outgoing VoIP using **3<number>	"SP3"
	   Outgoing VoIP using **4<number>	"SP4"
	   Device setup	 using **5<number>	"SP5"
	   Outgoing VoIP using **9<number>    "OBITALK"	 (a.k.a. Obi-to-Obi)

	   NOTES: If line selected is the GTALK	line, then GTALK replaces SP?.
		  If line selected is **9, then	OBITALK	replaces SP9.
		  PSTN requires	an OBiLINE device connected to an Obi200.

       For incoming/outgoing PSTN calls, see the description for --linefx.

       If **[0-9] is dialed on the keypad to select a line, the	lineid becomes

       The number of SP	lines are 1 to 4 plus 5	and 9, depending on the
       device. The default lineid for SP1 to SP4 can be	changed	only in	the
       obi2ncid.conf configuration file.  Google Talk is special in that
       "GTALK" can be detected on which	SP line	is used	for it.	 The other
       voice providers must have their linesp[0-4] variable set	to their

       SP9 has the reserved lineid of "OBITALK"	and can	not be changed.

       In cases	where the lineid cannot	otherwise be determined, the default
       lineid becomes OBIHAI.

       This gateway does not work properly with	a OBILINE add-on accessory
       that connects to	a phone	line.

       Obihai VoIP Telephone Adapter: Obi100, Obi110, Obi200, Obi202?

       Google Voice or a SIP voice provider
	   (, callcentric, others untested)

       The NCID	server

       perl 5.6	or higher, perl(Config::Simple)

       --configfile <filename>,	-C <filename>
	 Specifies the configuration file to use.  The program will still run
	 if a configuration file is not	found.


       --debug,	-D
	 Debug mode, displays all messages that	go into	the log	file.  Use
	 this option to	run interactively.

       --delay <seconds>, -d <seconds>
	 If the	connection to the NCID server is lost, try every <delay>
	 seconds to reconnect.

	 Default: 15

       --help, -h
	 Displays the help message and exits.

       --hostname-flag <0|1>, -H <0|1>
	 When the hostname flag	is set to 1, the IDENT string sent to a	server
	 will include the hostname with	the program name.

	 Default: 0

       --linefx	<string>, -f <string>
	 This option requires the OBiLINE FXO-to-USB Phone Line	Adapter	for
	 the Obi2xx series. The	Obi110 has it built in.

	 Normally "FXO"	and "FXS" refer	to line	(telco)	and phone (handset)
	 respectively. OBiLINE changes the meaning of these to be "FXO"	for
	 incoming calls	and "FXS" for outgoing calls, so by default "FXO" and
	 "FXS" are used	as the lineid and can not be changed.

	 However, if --linefx is given a value,	it replaces both "FXO" and
	 "FXS" with that value.

	 For example:
	     --linefx POTS will	cause the lineid for incoming and outgoing
	 calls to be POTS.

	 Default: no default

       --logfile-append	<filename>, -l <filename>
       --logfile-overwrite <filename>, -L <filename>
	 Specifies the logfile name to write.  The program will	still run if
	 it does not have permission to	write to it.

	 If both options are present, --logfile-append takes precedence.

	 Default: Append to /var/log/obi2ncid.log

       --man, -m
	 Displays the manual page and exits.

       --ncidhost <[host][:port]>, -n <[host][:port]>
	 Specifies the NCID server.  Port may be specified by suffixing	the
	 hostname with :<port>.

	 Input must be <host> or <host:port>, or <:port>.

	 Default:  localhost:3333

       --no-filter, -N
	 Useful	for development	and troubleshooting purposes.

	 A list	of zero	or more	filter lines is	stored in obi2ncid.conf.

	 An Obihai device periodically sends out packets when it is doing its
	 own internal "housekeeping." Such packets do not have anything	to do
	 with call activity, but they can clutter and confuse verbose output
	 because of their sheer	volume and frequency.

	 However, in unusual circumstances it may be necessary to use the
	 --no-filter option to include all housekeeping	packets.

	 Default: filtering is ON

       --obiport <port>, -o <port>
	 Specifies the UDP port	to listen on for Caller	ID from	an OBi device.

	 Default: 4335

       --pcap-read <filename>
	 Read packets from a libpcap capture file instead of the network. This
	 also sets the test option and verbose to level	3. Mostly only useful
	 for development and debug purposes.

       --pidfile <filename>, -p	<filename>
	 Specifies the pidfile name to write. The program will still run if it
	 does not have permission to write a pidfile. The pid filename that
	 should	be used	is /var/run/

	 Default: no pidfile

       --rawfile-append	<filename>, -r <filename>
       --rawfile-overwrite <filename>, -R <filename>
	 Useful	for development	and troubleshooting purposes.

	 Writes	packets	to a file exactly as received from the gateway device.
	 A filename extension of .data is suggested. The rawfile can be
	 "played back" using test-obi-gw.

	 Raw packets from Obihai devices do not	have a date/time stamp.	 When
	 played	back, the obi2ncid gateway script will treat the packets as
	 arriving using	the current date/time.

	 If both options are present, --rawfile-append takes precedence.

	 Default: no raw file

       --test, -t
	 Test mode is a	connection to the gateway device without a connection
	 to the	NCID server. It	sets debug mode	and verbose = 3.  The verbose
	 level can be changed on the command line.

	 Default: no test mode

       --verbose <1-9>,	-v <1-9>
	 Output	information, used for the logfile and the debug	option.	 Set
	 the level to a	higher number for more information.  Levels range from
	 1 to 9, but not all levels are	used.

	 Default: verbose = 1

       --version, -V
	 Displays the version and exits.

       Start obi2ncid in test mode at verbose level 3
	   obi2ncid --test

       Start obi2ncid in test mode at verbose level 5 and keep a test log
	   obi2ncid -t -v5 -L test.log

       Start obi2ncid in test mode and keep a file of the input	data
	   obi2ncid -t -R

       Start obi2ncid in debug mode at verbose level 1
	   obi2ncid -D


       obi2ncid.conf.5,	ncidd.8, ncidd.conf.5, ncid_gateways.7

perl v5.32.1			  2021-09-11			   OBI2NCID(1)


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