ring list

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May 3rd, 2007

I have cm5.1 and I need to either block access so that user can't change there ring tones or edit the ring list so there is only one option available. I can't block access to phones settings as I need to let them access other options under phone settings

any ideas?

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Paolo Bevilacqua Thu, 05/03/2007 - 04:39

Sure, I don't know if CM 5.1 has some interface to do this, but ultimately file ringlist.xml in the tftp directory controls the choices, edit as you like and you are set.

Hope this helps, if so please rate post!

rob.huffman Thu, 05/03/2007 - 04:45

Hi Dave,

You can narrow this down to the two default rings (that are in the phone hardware) by probably just renaming the file so the phones can't find it. You could also use the process shown below to actually edit out all the rings that you don't want;

The Cisco Unified IP Phone ships with two default ring types that are implemented in hardware: Chirp1 and Chirp2. Cisco Unified CallManager also provides a default set of additional phone ring sounds that are implemented in software as pulse code modulation (PCM) files. The PCM files, along with an XML file (named Ringlist.xml) that describes the ring list options that are available at your site, exist in the TFTP directory on each Cisco Unified CallManager server.

The following sections describe how you can customize the phone rings that are available at your site by creating PCM files and editing the Ringlist.xml file:

The Ringlist.xml file defines an XML object that contains a list of phone ring types. This file can include up to 50 ring types. Each ring type contains a pointer to the PCM file that is used for that ring type and the text that will appear on the Ring Type menu on a Cisco Unified IP Phone for that ring. The Cisco TFTP server for each Cisco Unified CallManager contains this file.

The CiscoIPPhoneRinglist XML object uses the following simple tag set to describe the information:

The following characteristics apply to the definition names. You must include the required DisplayName and FileName for each phone ring type.

DisplayName defines the name of the custom ring for the associated PCM file that will display on the Ring Type menu of the Cisco Unified IP Phone.

FileName specifies the name of the PCM file for the custom ring to associate with DisplayName.


Note The DisplayName and FileName fields must not exceed 25 characters.


This example shows a Ringlist.xml file that defines two phone ring types:

Analog Synth 1


Analog Synth 2


From this doc;


Hope this helps!


thisisshanky Thu, 05/03/2007 - 06:00

Just to add to what Rob and Paul just said..once you edit the ringlist.xml file, you will have to use Platform Administration GUI


Go to Software Upgrades -> Upload TFTP server files - > upload the ringlist.xml.

Rob, read your interview on Netpro. Awesome!!


mymite060708 Fri, 05/04/2007 - 07:12

I used your guide to remove the ringlist.xml file that worked fine. but when the user hits Settings-Ring Type and then selects their extension then can still see and select 7 different ring tones name Ring 1 - Ring 7 how can I remove these also?

Paolo Bevilacqua Fri, 05/04/2007 - 07:46

Hi, the newer phones loads ringlist at boot time so once you reset them the list should be gone.


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