I've been testing out Ekiga recently, and so
far the experience has been a bit hit and miss.
Firewall traversal has been unreliable. Some numbers (like the
SIPPhone echo test) work great.
In some cases, no traffic has gotten through (where both parties
were behind Linux firewalls). In other cases, voice gets through in
one direction but not the other. Robert
Collins has some instructions on
which might solve all this though, so I'll have to try that.
The default display for the main window is a URI entry box and a
dial pad. It would make much more sense to display the user's list
of contacts here instead (which are currently in a separate window).
I rarely enter phone numbers on my mobile phone, instead using the
address book. I expect that most VoIP users would be the same,
provided that using the address book is convenient.
Related to the previous point: the Ekiga.net registration
service seems to know who is online and who
is not. It would be nice if this information could be displayed next
to the contacts.
Ekiga supports multiple sound cards. It was a simple matter of
selecting "Logitech USB Headset" as the input and output device on
the audio devices page of the preferences to get it to use my
headset. Now I hear the ring on my desktop's speakers, but can use
the headset for calls.
It is cool that Ekiga supports video calls, but I have no video
camera on my computer. Even though I disabled video support in the
preferences, there is still a lot of knobs and whistles in the UI
related to video.
Even though there are still a few warts, Ekiga shows a lot of promise.
As more organisations provide SIP gateways become available (such as the
UWA gateway), this software will become more
important as a way of avoiding expensive phone charges as well as a way
of talking to friends/colleagues.
Daniel Frey -
I have a Logitech USB Headset, too, and the fact it doesn't work with
Ekiga is not an Ekiga problem. Try plugging it into another USB port,
probably leaving out a HUB and trying a port at the computer itself.
More info here: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=329609
Sorry for the noise, I misread what you wrote. Obviously, you don't
have the problem I had. Daniel
The fact that incoming connections (such as sound) aren't let in
through a Linux NAT is a feature. If you have a Linux firewall, you can
also try conntrack_sip from Netfilter unstable. It works just like
conntrack_ftp, no configuration necessary.
i am trying to get the source code for SIP based VOIP so it can guide me
in my project
can u help me please