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Feb 28, 2001, 07:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sarup)

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"Just about every modem these days comes with voice capability. Given the right tools, your modem can double as an answering machine too. Linux doesn't leave your modem out in the cold. There is a very good utility that can be used to setup your modem to provide the same functionality."

"We'll be using Vgetty, part of the mgetty package. The official site is You probably not have to visit the site because just about every distribution carries it. We grabbed the mgetty package off our SuSE CD. The version used is 1.1.12. Alternatively, you can download the release along with the mgetty source package from The latest version on site that we saw on the site was 1.1.25. Grab the source if you like.'

"Installation from source is easy."

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