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Re: Skype?

lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca (Lennart Sorensen) writes:

> 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.

This is just plain wrong.  I use Asterisk at home, and all my
asterisk installation does is take incoming SIP calls, forward them
to my SIP hardware phone, and vice versa.  No real telco hardware involved.
SO saying it is *not* for VoIP is just wrong.


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