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How to configure external directory in Cisco 7940

arunmistry0510
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Hi,

How to configure external directory in Cisco 7940 through third party tftp server.

we are using Asterisk type VOIP server.

 

Regards,

Arun Mistry

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If you looking SIP based services, here the example :

 

The 79XX phones have four panel keys labeled as Messages, Services, Directories, and Settings.
The Directory key can be programmed to view your company’s telephone directory by displaying Names and Telephone Numbers that are stored on any web site available to you.
Modify the SIPDefault.cnf file entry to point to the web site:
directory_url: “http://balajibandi.com/asterisk/directory.xml”
The phone must be rebooted in order to read the above file.
The web site file /asterisk/directory.xml should include xml entries like:


<CiscoIPPhoneDirectory>
<Title>IP Telephony Directory</Title>
<Prompt>People reachable via VoIP</Prompt>
<DirectoryEntry>
<Name>balaji</Name>
<Telephone>9999</Telephone>
</DirectoryEntry>
<DirectoryEntry>
<Name>bandi</Name>
<Telephone>9992</Telephone>
</DirectoryEntry>
</CiscoIPPhoneDirectory>
Note: Each time a user presses the Directory key and accesses the External Directory option from the menu, the phone will access the contents of this html file and display whatever text entries included in it. Therefore, changes to the html file do not require any futher rebooting of the Cisco phone. Cisco has published Cisco IP Phone Services Application Development Notes (CMXML_App_Guide.pdf ) that further explains options and file contents.

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balaji.bandi
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if i understand correctly you looking Asterisk VoIP Server directory entries with cisco Phone or you have CUCM and phone registered  with that and you want to use Asterisk Directory ?

 

can you more elaborate your question,

BB

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Hi Balaji,

 

I have Asterisk VoIP server and I want to configure Asterisk directory on Cisco phone 7940.

 

Note: - Cisco Phone 7940 i have configured through Asterisk TFTP boot server.

If you looking SIP based services, here the example :

 

The 79XX phones have four panel keys labeled as Messages, Services, Directories, and Settings.
The Directory key can be programmed to view your company’s telephone directory by displaying Names and Telephone Numbers that are stored on any web site available to you.
Modify the SIPDefault.cnf file entry to point to the web site:
directory_url: “http://balajibandi.com/asterisk/directory.xml”
The phone must be rebooted in order to read the above file.
The web site file /asterisk/directory.xml should include xml entries like:


<CiscoIPPhoneDirectory>
<Title>IP Telephony Directory</Title>
<Prompt>People reachable via VoIP</Prompt>
<DirectoryEntry>
<Name>balaji</Name>
<Telephone>9999</Telephone>
</DirectoryEntry>
<DirectoryEntry>
<Name>bandi</Name>
<Telephone>9992</Telephone>
</DirectoryEntry>
</CiscoIPPhoneDirectory>
Note: Each time a user presses the Directory key and accesses the External Directory option from the menu, the phone will access the contents of this html file and display whatever text entries included in it. Therefore, changes to the html file do not require any futher rebooting of the Cisco phone. Cisco has published Cisco IP Phone Services Application Development Notes (CMXML_App_Guide.pdf ) that further explains options and file contents.

BB

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Hi Balaji,

Thank you so much for support.

 

In Cisco 7940 phones given solution has worked but when i using same link for Cisco 8861 then it is not working.

When I press contacts button on Cisco 8861 phone it says "Contacts not available"

Find attached phone image.

 

Regards,

Arun Mistry

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