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In the community that I live in you have to enter a code on this keypad which dials someones phone number. They then have to answer the phone call and press 9 on their phone for the gate to open. This is a huge pain if you are like me and have no phone. I am wondering if there is any software I can install onto my local Linux server that will be able to answer the call and "press" the number 9 automatically.

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If you want a lot of options then you could look into using Asterisk, but that could be overkill if all you want it to do is to answer the phone count to 3 and then press 9. If that is all you want it to do then you could just put a modem on the computer (or if it is an old laptop it may have a modem built in) and then knock up a script that connects to the modem, waits till it sees a RING message, answers it, wait a bit then dial a 9.

Useful Hayes commands for this would be

  • AT&F - Resets modem to factory defaults
  • ATA - Answer
  • ATDT9 - Dial 9 using tone dialling
  • ATH0 - On Hook (i.e. hang up)
  • ATH1 - Off Hook (i.e. pick up the phone, may be a better option than answer as it might stop the auto-connect kicking in and screaching down the line at you).
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If you want a lot of options then you could look into using Asterisk, but that could be overkill if all you want it to do is to answer the phone count to 3 and then press 9. If that is all you want it to do then you could just put a modem on the computer (or if it is an old laptop it may have a modem built in) and then knock up a script that connects to the modem, waits till it sees a RING message, answers it, wait a bit then dial a 9.

Useful Hayes commands for this would be

  • AT&F - Resets modem to factory defaults
  • ATA - Answer
  • ATDT9 - Dial 9 using tone dialling
  • ATH0 - On Hook (i.e. hang up)
  • ATH1 - Off Hook (i.e. pick up the phone, may be a better option than answer as it might stop the auto-connect kicking in and screaching down the line at you).

Thanks a lot! I am sure I can make something out of this!

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