[Ekiga-list] Protocols and registering accounts

Anne Wilson cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Dec 2 18:51:54 UTC 2006

On Friday 01 December 2006 11:15, Damien Sandras wrote:
> 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.

Thanks, Damien.  I've bookmarked it for further study if it becomes necessary.

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