[Freeswitch-users] Newbie Questions

Vito Andolini vitolini at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 12:14:49 PDT 2008

Thanks a lot for the answers, it answers my questions, I guess the next
thing would be downloading and trying FS :)
Also, as I saw in the wiki, there is no built in support for mysql right?
The solution that was suggested was setting up a cron to import the csv
files into mysql, is this still what's available or are there any updates on
Vito A.


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[mailto:freeswitch-users-bounces at lists.freeswitch.org] On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 7:06 AM
To: freeswitch-users at lists.freeswitch.org
Subject: Re: [Freeswitch-users] Newbie Questions

On Oct 3, 2008, at 4:54 AM, Vito Andolini wrote:

Hi All,
I am familiar with Asterisk and doing some testing for my next project. I
have had some difficulties Asterisk, and now researching FreeSwitch hoping
that it has some out-of-the box answers for my questions. 

Basically I want to implement a Click 2 Call service.  Very simple, user
types in his/her number on a website, that number is called, after it's
answered, the company number is called and they are bridged together.
1) Is there a way to communicate with FreeSwitch programatically and issue
commands such as initiate calls etc ? (ver much like manager API in

There is an interface that we call the fsapi interface that can be accessed
in many ways, including over a socket method similar to a combination of AMI
and FAGI:


and xmlrpc:


2) If you initiate a call from the software and then once its answered call
a 2nd number. How do you bridge them?

You can do this all in one command:


3) After the 2 numbers talk and hang up. How does your cdr look like? Do you
have 2 cdr's that correspond to both calls or just 1 after both numbers are
bridged together? This is one of the problems I can't solve with Asterisk as
it generates only 1 cdr after the 2 calss are bridged. The reason for this
request is, in case of a Click2Call service, you are charged for both calls
by your SIP provider therefore you need to be able to track both calls for
invoices/payments etc.

We can do either per leg or combined cdr's


We have multiple supported formats for cdr:


4) Is there a way to programatically know if a call has been asnwered or not
and act based upon that. I understand the cdr contains that information. But
what I want is, if the call is not answered maybe I can play a prerecorded
message or take them to the voicemail or whatnot. So I need a way to do a
flow-control based on if the call has been asnwered or not in the dialplan.
Does that exist? If so can you point me to some resources?

There are several approaches you could take to this.  You could do this all
in dialplan if there is not any real forking other than if the call worked.
You can use the variables:


and just playing the sounds in the dial-plan after a bridge line.


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