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Can my computer dial a number?

Sorry if this is offtopic.

I'm developing a website which, among other things, has contacts. I
would like my users to be able to click on a number and have the
computer dial that number. Is this possible? At least in Windows? Any
suggestions are appreciated.

(Can this be done with a trusted java applet?)

Many thank in advance!

Bura
Jul 20 '05 #1
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I have read the following message from bu*****@yahoo.com (Bura Tino)
and have decided to lend my vast knowledge.

The writer said:
Sorry if this is offtopic.

I'm developing a website which, among other things, has contacts. I
would like my users to be able to click on a number and have the
computer dial that number. Is this possible? At least in Windows? Any
suggestions are appreciated.

(Can this be done with a trusted java applet?)

Many thank in advance!

Bura


and my reply is:
Not if they're using the modem to be online.

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Jul 20 '05 #2
> I'm developing a website which, among other things, has contacts. I
would like my users to be able to click on a number and have the
computer dial that number. Is this possible? At least in Windows? Any
suggestions are appreciated.

(Can this be done with a trusted java applet?)


So you want it to be possible for someone to land on your web page, and
then your program hangs up their modem and makes international phone
calls? I suppose a followup question is how to suppress the dialtone
sound so that people don't know you are doing this.
Jul 20 '05 #3
Douglas Crockford <no****@covad.net> wrote in message news:<c6**************************@msgid.meganewss ervers.com>...
I'm developing a website which, among other things, has contacts. I
would like my users to be able to click on a number and have the
computer dial that number. Is this possible? At least in Windows? Any
suggestions are appreciated.

(Can this be done with a trusted java applet?)


So you want it to be possible for someone to land on your web page, and
then your program hangs up their modem and makes international phone
calls? I suppose a followup question is how to suppress the dialtone
sound so that people don't know you are doing this.


So are you saying that this is impossible because of security
concerns? Is there any solution if you make some assumptions. I'm
writing an web application which is only accessible on the local
network and used by about 10 people.
Jul 20 '05 #4
>>>I'm developing a website which, among other things, has contacts. I
would like my users to be able to click on a number and have the
computer dial that number. Is this possible? At least in Windows? Any
suggestions are appreciated. (Can this be done with a trusted java applet?)
So you want it to be possible for someone to land on your web page, and
then your program hangs up their modem and makes international phone
calls? I suppose a followup question is how to suppress the dialtone
sound so that people don't know you are doing this.
So are you saying that this is impossible because of security
concerns? Is there any solution if you make some assumptions. I'm
writing an web application which is only accessible on the local
network and used by about 10 people.


I hope this is impossible, but the browser makers often surprise us and
themselves with what they do make possible. With Microsoft, there is
always a way. Where do you want to go today?

Your best bet is to trick your users into accepting the installation of
a trojan horse which will, as an .exe, then have unlimited access to all
of the capabilities of their machines, with unlimited potential for
mischief and destruction. Email attachments are very popular.

http://www.crockford.com/
Jul 20 '05 #5

"Douglas Crockford" <no****@covad.net> wrote in message
news:3e***************************@msgid.meganewss ervers.com...
I'm developing a website which, among other things, has contacts. I
would like my users to be able to click on a number and have the
computer dial that number. Is this possible? At least in Windows? Any
suggestions are appreciated.(Can this be done with a trusted java applet?)So you want it to be possible for someone to land on your web page, and
then your program hangs up their modem and makes international phone
calls? I suppose a followup question is how to suppress the dialtone
sound so that people don't know you are doing this.
So are you saying that this is impossible because of security
concerns? Is there any solution if you make some assumptions. I'm
writing an web application which is only accessible on the local
network and used by about 10 people.


I hope this is impossible, but the browser makers often surprise us and
themselves with what they do make possible. With Microsoft, there is
always a way. Where do you want to go today?

Your best bet is to trick your users into accepting the installation of
a trojan horse which will, as an .exe, then have unlimited access to all
of the capabilities of their machines, with unlimited potential for
mischief and destruction. Email attachments are very popular.


If it is on a local Intranet, refer the OP to HTAs.

http://www.crockford.com/

Jul 20 '05 #6

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