Specify Error Processing on Password Entry Failure

$error_exit infobox|Sstatenum|S:state|@variable

If you specify $error_exit in the user profile file, it is used only when no valid password has been entered after the number of tries specified in the $caller_id command. Typically you would want to transfer to an infobox which plays a message instructing the caller how to apply for a valid password, and then terminate the call.

Note that this command is not connected with the $error_exit command in image information files and in particular is not a default setting for that command.

The parameter on this command is used as follows:

infobox the name or number of an infobox (names should not start with an 'S' and numeric digits).
statenum the number of a suitable state as shown in Appendix C: State Table.
state the name of a suitable state as shown in Appendix B: State Table.
varname the name of a variable whose contents contain an infobox name or number.

If you want to allow the caller into the system despite their not having entered a valid password, you should normally use $next_box to transfer to state 46 (check mode) for fax-on-demand callers or to state 79 (mail box) for fax mail callers. These state numbers are the ones that would have been selected if a valid password had been entered. In the former case you might also have set a user variable which you will use to limit the caller's choice of documents.

If you do not transfer to one of these states you should remember that, by definition, no valid caller ID data is available. Also, no call type will have been selected if onecall and request are both enabled for the line. You must therefore arrange to set the RCVRFAX, ROUTETO and CALLTYPE system variables as necessary if you decide to transmit a fax to the caller, for example with information about how to obtain a password.

Default: call terminated after password retries

Example:

$error_exit 999