Re: [Ekiga-list] STUN support on Windows XP

Hi all,

I can't seem to get the Windows build of Ekiga to produce console
debugging output, but it now suddenly seems to be possible to make and
receive calls to/from other SIP clients! Hopefully it will continue to
work, and I won't need figure out how to debug it. Messaging, webcam
and voice all work fine from Windows to Ubuntu. The only thing that
doesn't work is presence (on the Windows version; Ubuntu version is 2,
and doesn't seem to incorporate presence information), but I don't
think this is a dealbreaker.

I'm going to use this system for a few days to confirm that it is
stable. If it is, I'll begin to recommend to my friends that they

Thanks for all of the advice,


On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Jacob Beard <jbeard4 cs mcgill ca> wrote:
> Thank you, Eugen, that was extremely informative. I'll look into it
> and see what I can figure out.
> Best regards,
> Jake
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Eugen Dedu
> <Eugen Dedu pu-pm univ-fcomte fr> wrote:
>> Jacob Beard wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I just installed the latest Ekiga on Windows XP. When installing, it
>>> said that it was unable to automatically configure my network, and
>>> directed me to the page instructing me to set up port forwarding. This
>>> would be fine, except my Linksys WRT54G2 seems to be having some
>>> trouble with port forwarding... maybe after I upgrade the firmware,
>>> this will have changed. In the meantime, I tried to manually configure
>>> STUN, but was unable to find the option in the place where it was
>>> located on Ekiga 2.0, namely Protocols -> Network Settings. Is STUN
>>> supported in the current Windows build?
>> Hi,
>> STUN option (boolean) was removed from the GUI in 3.0 (if I remember
>> correctly) and was added back in 3.2.
>> Still, in 3.0 you can check it on/off in gconf settings,
>> .gconf/apps/ekiga/general/nat - disable_stun.  I do not know in Windows
>> where these gconf settings are stored.
>> You can execute ekiga -d 4 | grep STUN to see if it is used (if it is used,
>> you will see a line such as "STUN server replied Symmetric NAT (or other
>> type of NAT)).  See
>> to see how to use -d 4 on Windows.
>> The purpose of STUN is to allow private addresses (when your machine is
>> behind a NAT, or a router allowing several computers to connect to Internet)
>> to still use VoIP software (and others).  So, with few exceptions, you need
>> it, and it is on by default.
>> --
>> Eugen

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