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I am desinging a rule that will be run a command on a linux box by a UPS when the power fails. I would like to have the application dial a (arbitrary) phone number, then play a (again, arbitrary) sound file out through the modem that will explain to the recipient that a power failure has occured, so come and fix it. My question is this: is there a command-line application (open-source or proprietary) that will (or can) dial a phone number, output a sound file, then hang up?

The closest thing I can find is wxDialer (Search freshmeat for more info), but that is still very much in beta. Also (to my knowledge) it requires user interaction. Any help you can give will be appreciated.
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Don't know about the voice-part, since I've never had nor seen a modem capable of this, but dialing is easy :) Might modify this with the hayes commandset to make your modem do the funky stuff you want?

Edit /etc/inittab and set to run a script on powerfailure that does something like :

#!/bin/bash
echo "atdt 555-456-7890www5w5w5w" >/dev/modem
sleep 5
echo "+++ath0" >/dev/modem

That'd dial the number when the power goes down, beep them three fives and eventually go offhook :)

-Bjorn
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