Extenspy & FOP2

  1. 6 years ago

    I have FOP2 for the Receptionist (55+ extensions) on a Touchscreen Monitor, and she loves it btw.
    Now they want to setup a single extension that can be listened to by several other extensions in that unit.
    I wanted to try extenspy for that but I dont want to interfere with FOP2, and I dont want to use FOP2 for this task as the unit employees want to just setup a speed dial on their handsets.
    Any advice is welcome!

  2. admin

    18 Feb 2013 Administrator

    You can use whatever dialplan/extensions hacks/tricks you want, they won't interfere with FOP2 at all. FreePBX includes its own extension for it, I think its 555, you can use variations of those or create your custom ones. FOP2 is an external application to asterisk itself and only uses one context for parking, and some modifications to other contexts for integration of call forward or dnd status that are not "core" features in fop2 itself. So, you can create any kind of custom context/extension/application to use extenspy or whatever you feel like.

    Best regards,

  3. Thank You.
    Is there a way of restricting extenspy to only one extension?
    I may be straying off-topic....

  4. admin

    18 Feb 2013 Administrator

    You have to do your restrictions via your custom dialplan. For example, you could check for callerid *before* launching extenspy, or prompt for a pin/password:

    [custom-chanspy] 
    exten => 556,1,Authenticate(1234)
    exten => 556,n,Set(SPYGROUP=3)
    exten => 556,n,Chanspy()
  5. This is what I did:

    [from-internal-custom]
    ;Chanspy Direct SIP Extension
    exten => _84377,1,Chanspy(SIP/4377|b)

    I don't get any audio...
    When I dial that extension(prefixed with "8") I get a "Beep" followed by silence

  6. admin

    16 Mar 2013 Administrator

    This is what I did:

    [from-internal-custom]
    ;Chanspy Direct SIP Extension
    exten => _84377,1,Chanspy(SIP/4377|b)

    I don't get any audio...
    When I dial that extension(prefixed with "8") I get a "Beep" followed by silence

    Not sure why the use of _ for pattern matching if you use fixed numbers afterwards. In any case, it should look like:

    exten => _8X.,1,Chanspy(SIP/${EXTEN:1})

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