Re: [Ekiga-list] ekiga beginner questions

Le mercredi 25 février 2009 à 11:51 -0500, H. S. a écrit :
> Hello,
> I have an Ekiga account but haven't used it much so far. I use Ekiga
> on Debian Testing and Unstable. I plan to ask some of my friends and
> relatives to get Ekiga account too. They use Windows XP and Ubuntu
> (Hardy, Intrepid).
> So far the above contacts have been using Skype and Yahoo Messenger.
> With this background, I have a few questions regarding Ekiga.
> 1. Does it support encryption? From google search it appears like it
> was supposed to from 3.0 onwards. 

not yet.

> 2. Does it support photo sharing (like in Yahoo Messenger). Not a deal
> breaker but it would go a long in shifting people who use Yahoo
> Messenger completely to Ekiga if it did. If it does not at present,
> any future plans?

I don't think it is planned (currently).

> 3. It is any more difficult to setup and use than Skype through
> consumer router or modem (NAT)? I have no problem configuring my
> router machine (which runs iptables) for this, but I do not want to
> put other users in this situation.

It depends, sometimes, it is more difficult, but in 90% of the cases, it
will run well. Either because the router supports SIP or because STUN

> 4. Can it be used on Linux (Debian, Ubuntu), Windows and also on Mac
> OSX?

Not Mac OSX.


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