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From: asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com
[mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Cary Fitch
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 11:23 AM
To: ‘Asterisk Users Mailing List – Non-Commercial Discussion’
Subject: [asterisk-users] Caller ID

We do not get caller ID (name) on our telco lines.

However we have a few single line extensions with consumer type handsets
that ring at odd hours with “Asterisk” before the phone is picked up, and
“Out of Area” after it is picked up.

I have read that “Asterisk” is what is reported by Asterisk for 0 length
caller ID number.

But since we don’t subscribe to Caller ID Name, I am wondering where the
“Out of Area” is coming from?

Could these be hacking attempts via IP? Perhaps they are doing the caller
ID name? It only happens to a few extensions as far a we know.

TIA for any input or knowledge.

IP Hacking “should not” apply on your Telco lines. I’d start with your CDR
file (/var/log/asterisk/cdr-csv/Master.csv) and go from there.