B.40. ExternalIVR()

Start an external IVR application.
ExternalIVR(shell-command[,arg1[,arg2[,...]]])
Forks a process and starts an external IVR[63] application. This application then receives all DTMF events and responds accordingly. The application receives notification if the channel is hung up but must shutdown on its own. The protocol for this interface is described in doc/externalivr.txt.

Note

Internal help for this application in Asterisk 1.4:
  -= Info about application 'ExternalIVR' =- 

[Synopsis]
Interfaces with an external IVR application

[Description]
  ExternalIVR(command[|arg[|arg...]]): Forks an process to run the supplied command,
and starts a generator on the channel. The generator's play list is
controlled by the external application, which can add and clear entries
via simple commands issued over its stdout. The external application
will receive all DTMF events received on the channel, and notification
if the channel is hung up. The application will not be forcibly terminated
when the channel is hung up.
See doc/externalivr.txt for a protocol specification.
diff output to internal help in Asterisk 1.2:
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< See doc/externalivr.txt for a protocol specification.
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> See doc/README.externalivr for a protocol specification.


Interactive Voice Response