Re: [Ekiga-list] Ekliga Encryption.

--- On Sun, 12/26/10, Stuart Gathman <stuart gathman org> wrote:

> From: Stuart Gathman <stuart gathman org>
> Subject: Re: [Ekiga-list] Ekliga Encryption.
> To: ekiga-list gnome org
> Date: Sunday, December 26, 2010, 11:35 AM
> On 12/26/2010 01:03 PM, Grigory
> Sarnitskiy wrote:
> > Wikipedia (
> says there is no encryption in Ekiga. I'm pretty dumb in all
> that security stuff, but still I want to have some level of
> encryption. How do I secure my conversations?
> Ekiga does not support sRTP (Secure RTP) (other softphones
> do). 
> However, if you and the person at the other end are
> able to install and configure openvpn, then just connect to
> them
> directly over the vpn tunnel, using the private IP if you
> don't have DNS
> or hosts file, and your conversation is encrypted. 
> OpenVPN is available
> for Windows as well as linux.  IPsec also works (and
> supported out of
> the box for both Windows and Linux), but is trickier to
> configure IMHO
> (I've done both).

I am not sure OpenVPN works in case _both_ parties are behind a firewall.

If I understand correctly, if both parties are behind a firewall, a STUN
server is necessary, and even with STUN server success depends on firewall

I don't remember STUN mentioned in VPN configuration.


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