[Ekiga-list] VOICE MAIL service with Asterisks (I've currently choosen to use GIZMO)

Damien Sandras dsandras at seconix.com
Mon Sep 25 15:17:11 UTC 2006

Hi again :)

Le dimanche 24 septembre 2006 à 21:36 -0400, Dave Sampson a écrit :


> Perhaps the EKIGA project can pool its resources and consider a simple 
> VOICEMAIL setup available to ALL ekiga users. Even if the EKIGA network 
> itself sets up its own Asterisks service for the benefit of its users. 
> It would be a great addition and bring FREE open source VOIP in line 
> with other services like GIZMO and skype.
> There are challenges in cost, bandwidth and know how, but these 
> challenges are what the open source community can over come.

That's indeed the biggest challenge.

Currently, OVH sponsors a P4 server to host ekiga.net. Ekiga.net is
running SIP Express Router to manage subscriptions and Asterisk for the
Echo test and various other magic extensions.

VoiceMail is actually configured and running for 2 users: my wife and

I am thinking to allow Voice Mail for everyone, but there are a few
problems in that case :
1) There are now about 50 000 registered users. If we give a 1MB
voicemailbox to everyone, it represents 50 GB.
2) If there is a HD crash, everyone will loose his voice mails
3) It will be more work to manage the platforms

All of this lead me to think that it is an excellent idea, but we do not
have the required ressources to provide such a service. We do not have
the money and we do not have the time to manage such a service,

 _      Damien Sandras
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