[CentOS-devel] options on voice conf calls

Wed Sep 24 14:17:44 UTC 2008
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
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>> Karanbir Singh wrote:
>>> hi,
>>> We had a bit of a struggle with Skype today trying to get a few people
>>> talking about some infrastructure issues. And I was wondering if anyone
>>> had recommendations on what other options there might be ?
> Although the problem really seems to have been on my side, I have some
> data loss somewhere between my home router and the next hop which then
> leads to static noise over ip instead of voice over ip. 
>> Ohh. And skype is so a not standard protocol I would just love to make
>> it go away in favor of open standards.
> Yes. The problem with skype is: It just works. No matter if your home
> router has a firewall or does NAT or whatever. It works.
    Trust me on this: it does not. I have several dozens of linux boxen 
around, with all flavours of Centos 3, 4 and 5. Skype is my nightmare on 
anything but the latest version of Centos. Leaving aside that becoming a 
relay for others and having no control whatsoever over what is sent on 
the wire scares the s**t out of me.