Manual Reference Pages - AUPHONE (1)
auphone - a simple telephone client
Auphone And The Athena Widget Set
auphone [-a servername]
auphone allows two-way real time voice communication between two
The following options can be used with auphone:
This option specifies the audio server to which auphone should connect.
This is the volume, in percent, for the incoming ring sound. The default is
This is the latency, in seconds, of the auphone connection. A lower
value will result in better real-time communications at the expense of
possibly overloading the server (causing dropouts) and a greater
network duty cycle. A higher value will lessen the load on the server
and decrease the network duty cycle but will increase the
communications delay. The default value is .25 seconds.
You can personalize your incoming ringing sound using the -r
option. Simply specify the filename of an audio file to use for the
incoming ring sound. Note that this sound will be looped.
To place a call, enter the address of the audio server that you wish
to connect with in the Who text field. Then hit RETURN or click
on the Call button. If the callee is accepting calls, you
should hear a ringing sound. If the callee answers, the username and
server address of the callee will be displayed. To disconnect, click on the Hangup button.
To receive incoming calls, you must already be running auphone.
To answer an incoming call, click on the Answer button. You may
also determine whos calling before you answer by clicking on the
Caller ID button.
Once youre connected, the Volume slider controls the volume of
the speaker output and the Input Gain slider and Input
Mode toggle control the gain and mode of the microphone or line
AUPHONE AND THE ATHENA WIDGET SET
auphone uses the X Toolkit Intrinsics and the Athena Widget Set.
For more information, see the Athena Widget Set documentation.
In addition to the standard toolkit environment variables, the
following environment variables are used by auphone:
This variable specifies the default audio server to contact if -a
is not specified on the command line. If this variable is not set and
the -a is not specified on the command line, auphone
will attempt to connect to the audio server running on the
X Window System display.
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Greg Renda, Network Computing Devices, Inc.
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