[CentOS] Voice/Fax Modem advice

Wed Oct 4 20:18:12 UTC 2017
david <david at daku.org>

At 10:20 AM 10/4/2017, you wrote:
>On Wed, 4 Oct 2017, Jose Maria Terry Jimenez wrote:
>>El 4/10/17 a las 17:45, david escribi?:
>>>A have a PCIe modem (Conexant ChipSet, PCI id = 14f1:2f83.? It 
>>>interfaces to my land-line (POTS) telephone line in the United 
>>>States.? On Windows, I had a good answering machine package 
>>>(Ventafax) that reported CallerID, recorded messages, 
>>>sent/received fax, and had a scripting language that let me say 
>>>"To leave a message for Alice, press 1; to leave a message for 
>>>Bob, press 2", etc.
>>>I'm trying to move this function to a Centos-based system without 
>>>going to the expense or complexity of Asterisk (expense because of 
>>>specialized telephony cards).
>>>My research found a driver (at www.linuxant.com), but it required 
>>>that I recompile the driver.? I got absolutely lost trying to 
>>>follow the directions which seemed to be steering me towards a custom Kernel.
>>>So, my question to the group wisdom is:
>>>- Is there any hope in trying to find a suitable driver for this 
>>>device without building a custom kernel?? And if a custom "module" 
>>>is needed, I might need help compiling it.
>>>- Is there a inexpensive modem that Centos 7 supports with the 
>>>needed functions?? and maybe some software applications that might help?
>>>Thanks in advance.
>>You can install an Asterisk with a "mini-gateway" like 
>>And is not so complex write a dialplan for the functions you say. 
>>There is many tutorial over the HT503 and Asterisk in the wild!
>I know this is not the answer you are looking for but the standalone ATA's
>are not very expensive and there is http://nerdvittles.com/ to help you get
>going. This guy gives you various Centos, Debian, raspberry pi based iso's and
>other cookbooks to easily build your own PBX. The good news is most of it
>"just works" as long as you understand the terminology.
>I have had good luck with the Obihai 202 ATA. Never could get good
>call quality from the grandstream stuff but maybe that is just me.
>Tom                     me at tdiehl.org

Interesting reference, but I see nothing that talks about using my 
POTS (plain old telephone service) from the local phone company as 
where my phone activity is.  I do NOT use VOIP, SIP, nor a bunch of 
other acronyms.