[CentOS] finding the right serial port, enabling & configuring it [was: Re: fax software]

Tue Mar 29 17:21:12 UTC 2011
Stephen Harris <lists at spuddy.org>

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 12:08:33PM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> GV has been around for years - but previously you had to get an invite 
> from an existing user or go on a waiting list.  Now you can just sign up 
> and get a free number which you can send where you want with/without 
> screening and when it acts as an answering machine it transcribes the 
> message and emails it to you.  Recent additions are that you can make 
> (and I think answer) calls from your computer while signed in to your 
> gmail account and if you have Sprint Cell service you can use that 

With the right software and hardware (asterisk and an ATA) you can even
use the conjunction of google voice and google chat to act as a "real"
phone line.  Indeed I just wrote up a process :-)

But I think that's getting a little off-topic :-)