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Voice over IP without the untrustworthy Skype

Stefan Freudenberg:
Hi. I have setup an Ekiga account. Do you have something like that, too?

Benjamin Melançon:
Ekiga?
Stefan Freudenberg

It's a voip service.

Benjamin Melançon
http://www.sip-communicator.org/
looks like one of my better bets on Mac
and given proof of Skype's evilness, I'm all for it

(Found listed here:
http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/Which_programs_work_with_Ekiga_%3F#Mac_OS )

http://www.gnomemeeting.org/ aka Ekiga.org

Which of those should i get? (See attached image)

Stefan Freudenberg:
sip

Benjamin Melançon:
very good
uh, account registration wizard not so good. I put in my e-mail address as an ID, and it expects my server to be the registrar, i think do the work!
the example is john@voiphone.net
if i try that as the rest of the address do you think it will work? Where are you registered?

Stefan Freudenberg
ekiga.net

Note: Register with http://ekiga.net first. SIP Communicator will not register for you and it will let you choose an illegal user name. Annoying.

And same, or similar, error message as when I tried to add a contact while I had no account. Buried in Java error code (that can't be copied, which is really annoying) was this:
"The provider must be signed on the service before being able to communicate."

Maybe that means the contact I'm trying to add? As far as I can tell I am online.

Stefan: you are listed as offline, too. the only number that worked so far was 500@ekiga.net. It's an auto responding voice box.

Update:

I was able to add Stefan as a contact by using only the first part of his ID, not the exiga.net part.

Also, we were able to call one another, and I could hear him, but he couldn't hear me at all– no transmission.

I was able to talk to the 500@ekiga.net echo line, but the echo was pretty faint.

May also look into:
http://xmeeting.sourceforge.net/

Resolution

Searched words: 
ekiga for mac os x VOIP is Voice Over IP (Internet Protocol) Open Source Free Software telephony

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