Re: voice communication on my LAN
On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 21:53:34 -0500
Rob Owens <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm looking for an easy way for my wife to contact me when I'm working
> out in my garage. I've usually got the computer on, playing music out
> there. I'd like something that will make a sound over the computer
> speakers, so I'll know I have an incoming call.
> I use Ekiga for SIP over the internet. It does not work, though, to
> communicate between 2 computers on the same LAN -- I think this is
> because I use STUN.
Well, the Ekiga FAQ does note that this will not work when you're
behind a NAT router, and it says that the solution is to use Avahi -
have you tried that?
> I could set up my own SIP server, but I imagine there must be an easier
> way. If not, then I'd appreciate advise on which SIP server would be
> best/easiest for my application.
I am not sure about this, and I haven't tried it, but IIUC, the problem
we're discussing will only occur where you're trying to communicate via
a SIP server, but you should be able to connect to each other directly
by local hostname / IP address, i.e., instead of trying to call with
'firstname.lastname@example.org', try 'email@example.com' (after setting up your
lan addressing scheme appropriately).
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