[CentOS] OT: google voice + chat <- Re: finding the right serial port, enabling & configuring it [was: Re: fax software]>

Wed Mar 30 13:09:24 UTC 2011
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>

On 03/30/2011 09:04 AM Stephen Harris wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 06:57:04AM -0400, ken wrote:
>> What I'd hope to do is plug the analog output from the ATA into the
>> input of my home's POTS (Plain Old Telephone System, i.e., the 1970s
>> technology).  That way all the cabling I have for extensions into nearly
>> every room could still be used.  Why abandon all of that?  The only
>> downside would be that I would be providing electric to all of that
>> (rather than pulling all that power from AT&T).  Would the ATA mentioned
>> on your webpage handle that?  I mean, I wouldn't be using all the phones
> That's kinda what I'm hoping it will do.  But I haven't tested, yet!
> Remember you'll need to cut the wire to AT&T before re-using the internal
> wiring.

Yeah.  Good point!  You might fry your ATA before you even get to use
it!  In fact, it would be good to test the ATA by plugging a phone
directly into it before doing anything else.