i’m glad to hear others are having the same frustrations. i just returned from the fall von 2005 quite enthusiastic about diving into asterisk. this was my first serious attempt at using * in a business environment.
i was directed to this forum from asterisk.org under “support”. I kept digging elsewhere after giving up on this forum and here’s the latest on my problem. it appears sendurl (and sendtext for that matter) will only send responses back to the caller’s terminal. this is useless as i want to send info to the recipient’s terminal (like the caller id feature in today’s phones). i found that information on the voip-info wiki and the asterisk guru tutorials.
in the wiki there are a few references to “cid-like” products and implementations; some of which haven’t been update since 2001 or so, and some that i was unable to get to work. the best option i have found was sending some sort of smb message or jabber IM (this was also in the wiki). however, our company would probably frown on instant messaging clients on the workstations (and i would prefer not to have to build a jabber infrastructure for this one feature).
I would suspect it is a feature that is already there, but there is no documentation about it and no information is forthcoming from the “support” resources. perhaps digium is not the place to go for questions not directly regarding their hardware, but then why was i redirected here? i have spent money on digium hardware, and if i can get a working demonstration of this feature, i could easily get approval for more digium hardware. with my current situation (lack of detailed documentation/support), i may have no choice but to consider other options.