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Re: So much for Skype.

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 03:59:39AM +0000, annathemermaid@hush.com wrote:
> Now, if only I could find a SIP client that works on Debian and
> OpenBSD (bonus points for Mac OS X Tiger/powerpc too) *and* is
> robust enough to deal with my poor internet connection, which
> sometimes has 50% packet loss, then it might not only work, it
> might work reliably. I tried Ekiga, but it doesn't even notify me
> when Sipgate no longer recognizes me as logged in, presumably
> because the connection dropped. Ekiga thinks I'm still logged in.
> Funny thing, I'm not sure, but I think a call which is already in
> progress continues to work even when Sipgate no longer thinks the
> softphone is logged in.
I *think* the Sipgate server (or other SIP provider) is only there to
establish the connection between the two callers.  After that,
communication goes from one caller to the other without going through
the SIP provider's servers.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

Anyway, that's why your call progress continues even when Sipgate no
longer think's you're logged in.


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