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[SLUG] VoIP for home use
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- Subject: [SLUG] VoIP for home use
- From: Simon Males <sime@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 00:49:51 +1000
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I need some advise regarding Australian VoIP providers. I've spent a
good couple hours researching. Eventually I will go to a hardware
solution but I wish to try a software solution first (softphone). So
initially I wish only to be able to make outgoing calls, thus incoming
calls do no interest me.
It seems that a lot of local providers are using the patented codec G729
(which isn't all that fun to any GNU lover). I found one provider
offering G711 but that uses 64kbps of bandwidth.
There is quite a considerable group on Whirlpool discussing VoIP in
general but only a handful of Linux users apart from the Asterisk
administrators. I tracked down a thread of kphone users using VoIP
provided by OzTell and ATP. OzTell mentions on there website that
gnomemeeting if the preferred Linux client- but there are a lot of
negative comments about the service.
Essentially my simplest question is, has anyone connected to the local
VoIP provider with Gnomemeeting, or any other Linux app ?
Next- of the hardware available, is there any that is based on GNU/Linux
like the Linksys WRT54G. Or basically is not platform dependent for
configuration i.e. has a web interface.
Simon Males <sime@xxxxxxxxxx>
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