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  Configuring ISDN Caller ID Callback
Caller ID screening requires a local switch that is capable of delivering the caller ID to the router or access server.
ISDN caller ID callback allows the initial incoming call from the client to the server to be rejected on the basis of the caller ID message contained in the ISDN setup message, and it allows a callback to be initiated to the calling destination.
ISDN caller ID callback allows great flexibility for you to define which calls to accept, which to deny, and which calls to reject initially but for which the router should initiate callback.
www.cisco.com /univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122cgcr/fdial_c/fnsprt10/dafcalid.htm   (2156 words)

  Caller ID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, Caller ID information is sent to the called party by the telephone switch as a analog data stream (similar to data passed between two modems), between the first and second ring, while the telephone unit is still on hook.
Caller ID can falsely report when the caller is using a discount or travel calling program or an internet phone (such as Vonage), because those systems use intermediate telephone numbers in the country being called.
Calling ID is the identification of whom you are calling, or connecting to, as opposed to caller ID identifying who calls you.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caller_ID   (1706 words)

 USATODAY.com - Caller ID spoofing becomes all too easy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Caller ID spoofing appears to be legal, though many of its uses are not.
Telephone companies can trace calls to their origin regardless of the Caller ID information they carry, but the process is laborious, especially since a call may be carried by several companies before reaching its destination.
Caller ID was spoofed to appear to come from the apartment.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2006-03-01-caller-id_x.htm   (1019 words)

 Magazine Reviews of Caller ID Technology
Caller ID modems work well for data applications but are not suitable for multiple line voice systems.
During the transmission, the caller is muted from hearing the tones.
Caller ID can only be present at the IVR if it is regenerated to the station lines.
www.callerid.com /?page=poy   (1919 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions About Caller ID
Since the Caller ID signal is only generated at the called party's exchange, and the caller's line is only connected after the called party has answered the line, it should be impossible to fake the Caller ID data without access to the called party's line or exchange.
Caller ID is written into the ISDN standards (see here for an introduction to ISDN), but only a handful of TAs send it to their POTS ports, allowing you to plug in a box directly.
Caller ID is passed to the analogue ports of the Home Highway box, but apparently not to the digital ones, and if you want it on both analogue lines you will have to pay for it twice!
www.tapiex.com /help/faqcallerid.htm   (5541 words)

 Caller ID
It was the integration of telephone, Caller ID and computer system that allowed all this, bringing up my account details on her screen within a few seconds of her telephone ringing, before even picking up the phone to talk to me. 20 years later, even my own company's systems cannot achieve this.
Caller ID therefore becomes one of the “Select Services” and is an extra charge.
Having somehow persuaded the Caller ID info to be collected by the modem hardware it will then be necessary to have software that can decrypt and use it when the phone rings.
www.modem-help.co.uk /help/clid.html   (2299 words)

 Caller ID and My Privacy
The Caller ID device also captures the number in its memory for display at a later time.
California was the last state to implement Caller ID. (But California was the first to require free number blocking, legislatively in 1989.) In other states, between 6% and 12% of residential households have subscribed to Caller ID. From 25% to 40% of businesses have subscribed.
Consumer advocates are concerned that Caller ID could be used to discriminate against consumers with a practice called "redlining." For example, a pizza delivery company or taxi service might avoid serving high- crime areas.
www.privacyrights.org /fs/fs19-cid.htm   (4131 words)

 Schneier on Security: Caller ID Spoofing
Caller ID was spoofed to appear to come from the apartment.
Caller ID Blocking is only useful against people who don't know about ANI, and those people probably aren't as much of a threat to your privacy.
Although several of the caller ID numbers were legitimate, there were 3 from 1-800-555-5551 and 2 from 1-000-000-0000.
www.schneier.com /blog/archives/2006/03/caller_id_spoof.html   (5362 words)

 Caller ID
Caller ID is an optional service offered by telephone companies for an additional monthly fee.
The FCC's national Caller ID rules protect the privacy of the person called and the person calling by requiring telephone companies to make available free, simple, and uniform per-line blocking and unblocking processes.
To learn more about Caller ID or the availability of this service in your area, contact your local telephone company or your state public utility commission.
www.fcc.gov /cgb/consumerfacts/callerid.html   (672 words)

 USATODAY.com - Caller ID scammers plan to do a number on you   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Caller ID — the little telephone display that tells you who's calling — is many people's protection from folks they'd rather not talk to, whether it's a telemarketer making a pitch at dinner time or a scammer trying to con them out of personal financial information.
The primary worry for consumers is that if a call appears to be coming from their bank, credit card company or a government agency, they could be persuaded to give up financial data a thief could use to open new bank accounts or apply for loans and credit cards.
Propelled by recent high-profile cases of ID spoofing, the "Truth in Caller ID Act of 2006" sailed through the House of Representatives on a voice vote.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2006-07-06-caller-id-scam_x.htm   (1007 words)

 Talking Caller ID - Caller ID Software featuring Talking, Paging, Email, Voice Mail, Blocking, Text-to-speech, ...
Talking Caller ID is a shareware program that actually talks to you, telling you who is calling before you pick up the phone.
The optional Caller ID Plug handles all of the incoming Caller ID and Voice Mail notifications so a Caller ID Capable modem is not required for the software to run.
With Talking Caller ID, you can block all of these calls, zap telemarketers' calls and be provided enhanced features such as caller name and number from a database which you build from each call that comes in.
www.talkingcallerid.com   (1884 words)

 Audrey Caller ID
Caller ID service is not usually part of basic phone service, but it is available for a few dollars a month.
Caller ID boxes and phones are able to read the caller ID info over these lines, but Audrey's cheap modem sometimes cannot.
The caller ID network settings can be set either on the command line or in the options screens.
www.timemocksme.com /acid   (6581 words)

 Caller ID   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Caller ID Caller ID is the name usually used by telephone companies to describe a service in which telephones can be made to report the number of the calling party.
At a minimum, CPSR believes that any CNID system must allow callers to block the transmission of their phone number on both a per-line and per-call basis, with per-line (aka "constant") blocking as the default unless the telephone customer requests otherwise.
"Caller ID: The Case for Consumer Education" - by CPSR member Beth Givens, for the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
archive.cpsr.net /program/caller-id/caller-id.html   (987 words)

 Caller ID
Many current modems offer support for Caller ID. The key question is always what setup string to use to enable Caller ID (virtually every modem disables Caller ID as the default).
If Caller ID is working, you will see the word RING, followed by one or more additional data lines.
After you got Caller ID working with the terminal program, you need to add ScriptMaker Script steps to your database to properly initialize the modem and to parse out the returned data.
www.troi.com /support/callerid.html   (459 words)

 Q&A: Microsoft's Anti-Spam Technology Roadmap: As Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's technological vision for ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Hamlin: The Caller ID concept has been in development at Microsoft for about a year and is one of several proposals that have been considered within the industry for some time.
Remember, one of the key benefits of Caller ID is to help legitimate senders of mail protect their investment and brand in their Domain Name by making it very difficult for spammers to try and spoof their domain.
Also, remember that Caller ID is part of a larger picture as one of the underpinnings of CSRI.
www.microsoft.com /presspass/features/2004/Feb04/02-24CallerID.mspx   (2240 words)

 Caller ID ~ The BRIGHT ID'er
Caller ID display is maintained for about 20 seconds of the ring cycle.
Being able to immediately detect who is calling at a glance permits the subscriber to recognize toll calls he may wish to accept rather than returning at a future expense.
The unit is housed in a distinctive high-utility ABS enclosure and suitably provisioned for table, desk or wall mounting.
www.metrotelcorp.com /callerid.htm   (916 words)

 Caller ID FAQ
Caller ID is sent from the exchange to the subscriber in many different ways - see below for more details.
Caller ID is not available on BT Home Highway digital lines, and you have to request it (and pay for it!) separately on the analogue ports.
This is also known as "off-hook" Caller ID or Type 2 Caller ID. A standard for Call Waiting ID (CWID) was added to SIN 227 ages ago, but BT quietly introduced it on some exchanges in summer 1998 after an announcement in SIN 274 (now SIN 354).
www.ainslie.org.uk /callerid/cli_faq.htm   (9494 words)

 Lingo VoIP Caller ID
Lingo Caller ID shows you the phone number of the caller on your Caller ID's digital display - so you choose if you want to take the call or not.
Plus, you can even pair Caller ID with Call Waiting, so you'll know who the second incoming caller is before you take that call.
Lingo Caller ID is a FREE feature included with the Lingo Basic VoIP plan and the Lingo Unlimited W. Europe VoIP phone service plans.
www.lingo.com /voip/features/caller_id_voice_over_ip.jsp   (145 words)

 Caller ID Phone Talking Caller ID Phones Box Jumbo Large Screen Big Giant Display
This jumbo caller ID unit offers a HUGE 10.5" wide bright LED screen (displays the caller's name AND number) and it can be easily read from a distance of 20 feet or more...
When a call comes in, our talking caller ID products doesn't just let you see who is calling, it actually tells you who is calling.
Conference room phone system includes Caller ID and a built in all digital recording system that can record up to two hours of conference calls.
www.ahernstore.com /caller-id.html   (466 words)

 Howstuffworks "How does Caller ID work? How is the caller's phone number sent to my phone?"
It turns out that the process of making the caller ID display possible is remarkably simple at your end of the line.
To send caller ID information you your home, the phone company uses an FSK technique identical to a 1,200 baud modem and it sends ASCII character data to the caller ID box.
The caller ID box contains a modem to decode the bits, a little circuit to detect a ring signal, and a simple processor to drive the display.
electronics.howstuffworks.com /question409.htm   (457 words)

 Commetrex Corporation - Caller ID   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Analog caller ID is a local-access feature delivered to the customer-premises equipment by the local exchange carrier (LEC).
The data are delivered via a 1200-bps data modem or DTMF during the silent interval of the first ringing cycle for on-hook transmission or anytime for off-hook transmission.
The Caller ID Transmitter provides the ability to transmit caller identification data, in both the on-hook and off-hook states.
www.commetrex.com /products/algorithms/telephony/CallerID.html   (517 words)

 YAC: Yet Another Caller ID Program
YAC is a Caller ID system that uses the modem in your Windows-based computer to monitor incoming phone calls.
When a phone call is received, YAC displays the Caller ID info on the computer screen.
These listeners receive and display Caller ID information at the same time as the computer attached to the phone line.
www.sunflowerhead.com /software/yac   (720 words)

 Ascendis Software Caller ID - Talking Caller ID Software
Ascendis Caller ID Ascendis Caller ID works with your telephone company's caller identification service to track and announce phone calls.
It is one of about 6 network caller id programs that I tried and is the only one that worked consistently well on my home network.
I evaluated about 10 different Caller ID programs before I found this one and this is by far the best I've seen.
www.ascendis.com /callerid/callerid.php   (559 words)

 Picture Caller ID: Modem Caller ID and Call Alert Software
Picture Caller ID lets you screen your calls using text-to-speech to voice announce caller's name and number, so you only answer the call when you want to.
Picture Caller ID supports a number of fully customizable methods of telling you who's calling, ranging from enabling a large full-screen Caller ID display that can engage itself automatically in case you are away from your computer, to displaying an unobtrusive Caller ID tool-tip notification near the system clock that will not disturb your work.
Caller ID with address book and personal alarms, answering machine with per-caller greetings, your calls with comments recorded to your hard drive, ready for playback or editing - all those thongs your modem can actually do.
www.modemtools.com /callerid.htm   (419 words)

 Non Windows Caller ID software
This selection of Caller ID software for operating systems other than Windows accompanies my Caller ID FAQ at http://www.ainslie.org.uk/callerid.htm.
http://homepage.mac.com/maccallerid/modems.html has a useful list of which Mac modems do and don't support Caller ID - the iMac and blue G3 'Yosemite' internal modems are notable members of the latter category.
Intellect and Capitel have versions for OS/2, and I've seen references to "Caller ID v1.3".
www.ainslie.org.uk /callerid/nopcsoft.htm   (1029 words)

 VoIP hacks gut Caller I.D.
This arrangement relies on telephone equipment at both ends of the call being trusted: the phone switch providing you with dial tone promises not to lie about your number to other switches, and the switch on the receiving end promises not to reveal your number if you've asked that it be blocked.
As described by Lucky, who's scheduled to give a talk on the subject at the DefCon hacker convention later this month, much Caller I.D. chicanery can be accomplished by taking advantage of implementation quirks in Voice over IP networks that try, but fail, to implement Caller I.D. properly.
Privacy advocates, who had reservations about Caller I.D. when it was introduced in the 90s, aren't happy that it's becoming easier to subvert.
www.securityfocus.com /news/9061   (784 words)

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