ncidd.conf man page

ncidd.conf ā€” ncidd configuration file


The ncidd.conf file contains the configuration information for ncidd, the Network Caller ID Server.

The ncidd.conf file is used to set options. Options are set on a command line. A line is broken up into words. A word is either a string of non-blank characters, everything between double quotes, or an equal sign.

The ncidd.conf file understands 4 types of lines:

blank line


comment line, beginning with '#'


command lines, beginning with 'send'


where DATATYPE = cidlog or cidinfo

Most gateways and the command line option of ncid do not need the cidlog. They send a HELLO command at connect so the server does not send cidlog.

command lines, beginning with 'set'

set ITEM = VALUE [ITEM = VALUE] [...]

where ITEM =

announce, audiofmt, blacklist, cidalias, cidlog, cidlogmax, cidnoname, datalog, gencid, hangup, hupmode, hupname, huprmd, ignore1, initcid, initstr, lineid, lockfile, nomodem, noserial, pickup, pidfile, port, regex, send, ttyclocal, ttyport, ttyspeed, verbose, whitelist


Send the CID log to each client at connect:
send cidlog

Send the ring count, at each ring, to each client
send cidinfo

Set the modem for Caller ID:
set initcid = "AT#CID=1"

Set the modem port for a USB modem:
set ttyport=/dev/ttyACM0

Set the Telephone Line Indicator for the modem:
set lineid = POTS

Ignore modems that do not send Caller ID:
set gencid = 0

Automatically hangup on a call in the blacklist using a modem:
set hangup = 1

Only use Gateways to obtain the Caller ID:
set noseriel = 1

See Also

ncidd.8 ncidd.alias.5 ncidd.blacklist.5

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