[Freeswitch-users] mod_directory question

Robert Hadley robert.hadley at teotech.com
Fri Mar 19 15:11:16 PDT 2010

Hi Will,


One way: Set the effective_caller_id_name in the LineId.xml files in the
profiles you are using.


  <user id="1045">




      <variable name="effective_caller_id_name" value="FirstName LastName"/>



I had asked the same question earlier today.  I have attached the answer I







From: William Traenkle [mailto:will.traenkle at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 2:24 PM
To: freeswitch-users at lists.freeswitch.org; msc at freeswitch.org
Subject: [Freeswitch-users] mod_directory question


Where/how does mod_directory associate a name with an extension?  Meaning,
what variable and where does it get the "last name" of the extension user?

I searched the wiki and could not find much on mod_directory and how it
works. Will this information be updated soon?





From: Michael Collins <msc at freeswitch.org>
To: freeswitch-users at lists.freeswitch.org
Sent: Thu, March 18, 2010 11:28:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Freeswitch-users] dial by name directory // mod_directory?

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:15 AM, William Traenkle <will.traenkle at yahoo.com>

Has freeswitch implemented the "Dial by Name" feature where a caller can
enter the first x number of characters of an extensions first or last name
and have the operator either connect the user to the result and/or state the
result's extension number?

I heard this was a feature that was implemented or going to be implemented
in freeswitch.

If it has been implemented, would you send me info on how to configure it?

If it has not been implemented, would you state when it is planned to be

I believe the module name is mod_directory, is that correct?

It is mod_directory. I haven't tried it yet. Please test drive it and report


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