[Ekiga-list] PC-PC communication; Ekiga vs Windows

Julien PUYDT jpuydt at free.fr
Tue Sep 12 08:46:48 UTC 2006

Jean Basile a écrit :
> Hello,
> I would like to connect to some Windows users and be
> able to see them or at least hear them.
> Now, my friends use Windows or have only Windows at
> hand. So my need is which app can be used to 'talk' to
> Ekiga? It should be something that would be easy
> accessible or already installed as they either don't
> have administrative access or they don't know too much
> about computers.
> I already have an ekiga.net account and tested my
> sound with the echo service 500 at ekiga.net and it works
> fine, far better than the Linux Skype echo.
> So:
> 1. what application from Windows know to 'speak' with
> Ekiga?
> 2. do I have to register in another place than
> ekiga.net?
> 3. how do I connect with those applications?
> 4. how can those Windows applications connect with my
> ekiga?

1. ekiga itself has an alpha port (the installer still sucks) ;
2. no, you don't need to register anywhere ;
3. any decent SIP software will be able to register to an account 
somewhere, and you'll be able to call them there ; or you can use their 
IP address directly if you want ;
4. if your username on ekiga.net is "jean.basile", then they just have 
to call "jean.basile at ekiga.net" while you are registered there.

Hope this helps,


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