On 1/19/2023 12:14 PM, Luke Escudé wrote:
Voicemail.conf error "maxsilence should be less than minsecs or you may get empty messages" does not make sense to me - The two settings aren't really related, or at least not from a business case perspective.

Assume maxsilence is 10 seconds, and minsecs is 5 seconds - That means a voicemail left must be greater than 5 seconds in length, and the system will wait up to 10 seconds of silence to automatically stop recording.

Conversely, if maxsilence is set to 5 seconds and minsecs is set to 10 seconds, then the voicemail must be greater than 10 seconds and the system will wait up to 5 seconds to automatically stop recording.
The rationale is, say you have a message where nobody says something (and just hangs up or lets it time out). Suppose you have minsecs=5 and maxsilence=10. The goal of the minsecs setting is to enforce a minimum length so overly brief messages are discarded. The maxsilence setting exists to not cut people off prematurely, which will happen if this setting is too low. However, if maxsilence is greater than minsecs, then the system will always wait at least minsecs time before ending the recording. In other words, this would render minsecs useless since no message will ever be too short for the system to accept it. I haven't tested this, but I believe that's how they interact from what I recall.

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