[Ekiga-list] Protocols and registering accounts

Damien Sandras dsandras at seconix.com
Fri Dec 1 11:15:27 UTC 2006

Le vendredi 01 décembre 2006 à 10:10 +0000, Anne Wilson a écrit :
> Thanks for the link.
> <quote>
> Terminals which provide multimedia content using this protocol in the 
> H.323 "zone" (e.g. Microsoft NetMeeting) are required to register "at the 
> gate". The registration goes into effect, once the terminal provides its 
> address.
> </quote>
> So, if I understand that correctly, the NetMeeting user will have to register 
> with a gatekeeper, but not the Ekiga user calling him?

If you are using a gatekeeper, both of them will register to the
gatekeeper and contact each other using the 'alias'. You have to add an
H.323 account to register to a gatekeeper.

If you are not using a gatekeeper, direct IP dialing is the only way to
get in touch. You do not have to add an H.323 account if you are using
direct IP dialing.

> The link gives an explanation of how it works, but once more there is no 
> indication of who provides such a service.  Since Damien says he doesn't 
> know, I assume that I can forget it for now.

I guess so, I don't know any public service.
Perhaps have a look on the excellent http://www.voxgratia.org, they were
showing a Demo GK.
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