Joined: Oct. 2004
||Posted: April 02 2006,14:41
NCID, Network Caller ID located at ncid.Sourceforge.net is a cool concept.
The idea is that you have one computer on the network with a caller-id equiped modem (this also assumes you have the caller-id service from your phone company). This one computers runs NCIDD (the daemon part of the service). Which reads the caller-id information when the phone rings and then broadcasts it over the home network. Machines (Linux, Windows, Apple, TiVo, etc) on the network have 'listener' programs running that then display the caller-id information.
Here's what I've done so far.... The only machine I that has a caller-id modem is running Ubuntu with a Conexant modem. It runs NCIDD when it starts. For my DSL machines where I want to run the listener program (ncid) I've needed to add the Tcl uci, because NCID is written in Tcl. It works fine. There are even options to trigger other programs based on the caller ID information. So you could record a sound or a phrase and then have it played back when that person calls.
Anyway... just thought it was a neat concept. If someone knows of something similar or better please post it. It would also be nice if the NCID program was written in something native to DSL so I didn't have to use the Tcl add-in, but that's life.
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