ncid-page man page

ncid-page

Synopsis

ncid --no-gui --program ncid-page

Description

The ncid-page output module sends the Caller ID or message to a cell phone, pager, or any other email address. It can have multiple email addresses.

The module always sends the information as soon as the Caller ID is received.

The ncid client can be configured in ncid.conf to wait until a specific number of rings before sending the Caller ID to a module when using a modem that indicates RING, or it can send the Caller ID if the call was unanswered or at the completion of the call when using a SIP gateway. Do this by creating an ncid_page variable in ncid.conf.

The module requires PageTo in ncid-page.conf to be set to the SMS gateway for your cell phone carrier.

List of SMS gateways:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_S…

Configuration

The ncid-page output module is configured in ncid-page.conf.

PageTypes

This sets the NCID message types ncid-page will send. The different types are CID, OUT, HUP, BLK, WID, MSG, PID, and NOT.

Default: PageTypes="CID MSG"

IMPORTANT
If MSG is added to PageTypes and you are using the rn2ncid gateway, you must configure reject in the rn2ncid.conf file to avoid sending the message back to NCID.
PageTo

Required. Must be set to either the SMS gateway for your cell phone carrier or an email address.

Default: PageTo=""

PageFrom

This variable has no effect unless root runs ncid-page. If set, it allows root to run ncid-page as another user.

Default: PageFrom=""

PageMail

This variable sets the mail program to use in sending NCID messages.

Default: PageMail="mail"

PageOpt

This variable, if set provides a Subject line for sending email.

PageOpt=""
no subject line
PageOpt="NMBR"
calling number subject line
PageOpt="NAME"
calling name subject line
PageOpt="NONA"
calling number and name subject line
PageOpt="NANO"

calling name and number subject line

Default: PageOpt=""

Requirements

mailx
Can be another mail program with an optional subject line
MTA

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Message_t…
Suggest a simple MTA like exim to send and receive mail.
The sendmail MTA is very good but hard to configure.
Use a SMTP program like SSMTP if only need to send mail.

You can use ssmtp or exim to handle mail on the Raspberry Pi.
ssmtp: https://rpi.tnet.com/project/faqs/smtp
exim: http://www.sbprojects.com/projects/rasp…

To use google for outgoing mail, you need 2-step verification:
https://support.google.com/accounts/ans…

Examples

If you want to call a module on a certain ring count, you need to configure the module to set ring in the ncid.conf file.

ncid command line options to call ncid-page at ring number 4

ncid --no-gui --program ncid-page --ring 4

ncid.conf line and ncid command line to call ncid-page if no answer

uncomment the ncid_page line in ncid.conf and change 4 to -1
set ncid_page {set Ring -1}

ncid command to call ncid-page if no answer
ncid --no-gui --program ncid-page

Files

/etc/ncid/conf.d/ncid-page.conf
/usr/share/ncid/modules/ncid-page

See Also

ncidd.8, ncid-modules.7, ncid.1, ncid.conf.5, ncid-alert.1, ncid-initmodem.1, ncid-kpopup.1, ncid-mythtv.1, ncid-notify.1, ncid-samba.1, ncid-skel.1, ncid-speak.1, ncid-wakeup.1, ncid-yac.1

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