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Re: Skype?

Am Dienstag, 5. Juli 2005 15:35 schrieb John Goerzen:
> On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 09:26:02AM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 05, 2005 at 07:24:30AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > I know this is a bit OT, but can somebody explain to me the allure of
> > > Skype when there is a huge SIP community, with soft phones, hard
> > > phones, and even the asterisk PBX in Linux?
> >
> > Asterisk PBX is for running real phone systems (not VoIP) over T1/E1
> > (24/32 voice channels) and analog phone lines.  It does extensions and
> It does these things, yes, but it *does* do VOIP.  I use it in my own
> home for precisely that purpose, and get 1.1 cent per minute long
> distance service from voxee.com right now.
> I also use fwdnet.net to make calls over the Internet to other VOIP
> users.
> > skype and other VoIP systems are for making phone calls over the
> > internet to other VoIP users, and on some systems (I believe skype is
> > one of them) it also deals with transfering the call to a normal
> > telephone and vice versa.  I am pretty sure asterisk also allows for
> > VoIP but that is certainly not its main purpose.
> I would argue with you about that, but in any case, asterisk is by no
> means the only VOIP software in Debian that can speak the standard SIP
> protocol.

Just try kphone, it does the same. I use it with sipgate.de.

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