[Freeswitch-dev] get rid of mod_loopback for outbound calls

Anthony Minessale anthony.minessale at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 09:09:12 PDT 2009

yah, I looked into that and it's not possible to do.

Your usage of the dialplan like a database is just not a good way to do it.
I suggest you use a database or something else to store that routing data
like others do.

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:55 AM, Tamas Cseke <cstomi.levlist at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> we are using mod_loopback for outbound calls to be able to do a dialplan
> hunt before the actual call origination.
> change caller number, change routing according to the prefix and
> something like that.
> We have talked about a lot, that this is "not very" efficient  because
> we have 2 extra channels (loopbacks) for every call.
> I diged into the state machine code and figured out that if I change the
> on_routing state handler functions for switch_ivr_originate to don't
> veto the standard behavior I can perform a dilplan hunt.
> But I still have to originate a channel which makes a dialplan hunt and
> originate another. and this isn't what we really would like to...
> I've got the following tip from Anthony earlier:
> 0416 16:39:28 <@anthm> maybe i could make an api command to pretend to
> do a dialplan run and print out a list in inline format of what to do
> 0416 16:39:48 <@anthm> that you could feed to originate inline dialplan
> But I don't know how to implement this. I need some explanation.
> 1) the dialplan pretender api returns applications in inline format
> 2) we feed it to inline dialplan
> but how could we originate the call, how should the whole process look
> like?
> could you please give me an example?
> I was thinking about someting like this, but it doesn't make sense I quess.
> ${originate(call_url inline ${pretend_dialplan_hunt(exten XML context)})}
> Thanks in advance,
> Tamas
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