82.15. How to enable pickup service for a POTS/ISDN port

The first step is to follow the instructions in the chapter How to configure FXS (POTS) ports for analog telephones or fax machines, in order to verify physical connections and to configure the POTS device.

Enter into the Abilis control-program or open the configuration file with the Console configurator and type the following commands.

s ctip:101 ss:yesEnable supplementary services (ss) accessible through “*” as first digit in the called number for the port CTIP 101.
s ctip:101 ss-pickup:anySet the pickup permission to any call.
init ctisysInitialize the CTISYS resource.
save confSave the configuration.

The parameter ss-pickup can be set to: NO to disable pickup, ANY to pickup any call or GROUP to pickup only calls belonging to its own group (the parameter PICKUP of the group must be equal to YES).


Refer to chapter Section 82.4, “How to program a group of telephone lines” to know how to configure a group of phones.