Change in osmo-e1-hardware[master]: manual: Add link to DAHDI driver

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Change subject: manual: Add link to DAHDI driver

manual: Add link to DAHDI driver

Change-Id: I96c7b43fe0112c66391df8f4867c2eb60cf3005f
M doc/manuals/chapters/host-software.adoc
1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

  git pull ssh:// refs/changes/52/23552/1

diff --git a/doc/manuals/chapters/host-software.adoc b/doc/manuals/chapters/host-software.adoc
index 8af1018..8373c36 100644
--- a/doc/manuals/chapters/host-software.adoc
+++ b/doc/manuals/chapters/host-software.adoc
@@ -17,6 +17,22 @@
 More information about `osmo-e1d` can be found at its homepage
+=== DAHDI driver
+DAHDI (Digium Asterisk Hardware Driver Interface) is an extremely
+popular driver for a variety of POTS/PSTN and also TDM interface boards
+by originally Zaptel, later Digium and now most recently Sangoma.
+DAHDI is supported by a wide range of open source PBX / softswitch software,
+including Asterisk, FreeSWITCH and yate.
+There is an experimental DAHDI driver for the icE1usb available from
+the `laforge/icE1usb` branch of the
+git repository.
+When using that DAHDI Linux kernel driver, there is no need for
+osmo-e1d.  The USB interface is directly managed inside the kernel.
 === Other software
 you can interface 3rd party applications with osmo-e1d in the following
@@ -24,8 +40,6 @@
 * by adding support for `osmo-e1d`, e.g. via `libosmo-e1d` to the
   respective appliation
-* by implementing a device driver for whatever hardware interface (e.g.
-  for DAHDI) supported by your software
 * by directly implementing the USB interface exposed by icE1usb in your

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