[Freeswitch-users] Dial multiple users for "conference" call

Bote Man bote_radio at botecomm.com
Tue Jan 12 20:44:25 MSK 2016

Michael, I make extensive use of the FreeSWITCH outbound conference calling feature. I recently figured that I got the results that you (and I) desire with these 2 lines in the dialplan of the extension that initiates the outbound conference call:


<action application="set" data="conference_auto_outcall_caller_id_name=${caller_id_name}"/>

<action application="set" data="conference_auto_outcall_caller_id_number=${caller_id_number}"/>


It’s not clear to me which of the many, many, many Caller*ID variables are the best to use overall, but these are the ones that send the originating extension number and name as FreeSWITCH knows them to the dialed conferees. I find that effective_caller_id_number is not always effective J


Of course, you can set caller_id_* to effective_* or any other assignments as needed; experimentation yields a lot of knowledge here. Use the “log” application liberally in your conference dialplan extension to display as many variables as you need to determine which holds the desired values, that’s how I did it. A lot of them are empty, some are default, nothing is set in stone so change and set them the way you see fit.



Also, in answer to your previous query about the conferees still ringing after the originator hangs up, add the “endconf” flag to your conference kick-off string:


<action application="conference" data="myconf at default++flags{endconf|moderator|nomoh}"/>


myconf – the “name” of the conference as FreeSWITCH knows it, can be pretty much anything readable, numbers, letters, literal value, variable replacement, etc.


default – the conference profile to use as configured in autoload_configs/conference.conf.xml


moderator flag – pulls in a different set of controls as specified in the config file mentioned above.


Hope this helps.





From: Michael Nielsen
Sent: Tuesday, 12 January, 2016 04:27
Subject: Re: [Freeswitch-users] Dial multiple users for "conference" call


Hi Larry,


As you can see from my example, I am trying to set that exact variable:

<action application="set" data="conference_auto_outcall_caller_id_number=${effective_caller_id_number}"/>

But I want to set it from the effective_caller_id_number, so I can get the caller ID from the person who initiated the conference call.


On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 7:50 PM, Larry Morley <lmorley at neny.cslimits.net> wrote:


Go back and have another look at the "mad boss" example. The variable you likely want to set in this instance is "conference_auto_outcall_caller_id_number".

Basically, what Mike J was telling you is that not all variables are salient; are set by FreeSwitch; have any meaning whatsoever; in the context of certain parts of a given FreeSwitch configuration.

>From the "mad boss" example:

<!--These params effect the outcalls made once you join-->

        <action application="set" data="conference_auto_outcall_caller_id_name=Mad Boss"/>

        <action application="set" data="conference_auto_outcall_caller_id_number=0911"/>

Hope that helps, 

On Jan 11, 2016 9:02 AM, "Michael Nielsen" <mic.niel84 at gmail.com> wrote:



On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Michael Nielsen <mic.niel84 at gmail.com> wrote:

In other dial plans I'm able to use ${effective_caller_id_number} from my directory.

That means, if my subscriber 1001 are calling I can use 1001 as caller ID, so my called parties know who it is.


On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 2:58 PM, Michael Jerris <mike at jerris.com> wrote:

On Monday, January 11, 2016, Michael Nielsen <mic.niel84 at gmail.com> wrote:

Seems as if it has nothing to do with multiple parties speaking together, just simultaneously calling them.


Back to mod_conferece and the madboss example. It seems to work, but not getting the variable from the caller:


1) If I call some numbers, and hang up before the 60 seconds timeout - the numbers keeps ringing for 60 seconds, even though I as initiator have hung up.

2) <action application="set" data="conference_auto_outcall_caller_id_number=${effective_caller_id_number}"/> doesn't seems to be acknowledge, it shows Unknown number.


What do you think effective_caller_id_number is here?  this is not a variable that is automatically set  


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