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Re: [Ekiga-list] Trouble getting cross-plattform video to work

Subject: Re: [Ekiga-list] Trouble getting cross-plattform video to work
From: Torsten Crass
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 13:49:10 +0100
Yannick (and others),

If your ekigas were not on the same LAN, it would have work as it work
for me and my friend. Installing bonjour on the windows platform will
make it work inside your LAN.
I see... ok, but since my current setup (both Linux and Windows behind
the same NAT router) was supposed to serve testing purposes only and the
target scenario will encompass two separate LANs, I don't think I should
like installing bonjour on the Windows machine.
This morning I tried to connect to our home LAN (the Windows client)
from my sister-in-law's place (hooked up my Linux laptop to their DSL
router (128 kBit/s upstream)) -- just to experience some new problems
preventing me from successfully "phoning home". The first issue seemed
to have been related to NAT stuff (again) -- my relatives' router (a
German T-Online Speedport W700V) "successfully" blocked my attempts to
even register with ekiga.net; registration was possible only after
completely disabling the built-in firewall. I wonder which wicked things
this router was trying to do -- instead of just translating my
datagrams' addresses to and fro. (Anybody else out there having trouble
with Speeport routers...? Models W770V and W500 (without "V") in particular)
But even after disabling the firewall and successful registration (here
comes the 2nd problem) neither audio nor video was transmitted when
trying out ekiga.net's echo service. :-(
Dammit, I'd really love to see an idiot-proof open-protocoll-based
open-source alternative to the "Microsoft of internet telephony", as one
might call Skype...
So if anyone had some idea on how to deal with the above mentioned
issues, I'd be glad... Or maybe some debug info (yes, meanwhile I
learned how to make Ekiga talk... :-) would be helpful?
But anyway... top priority these day is, of course, celebrating
Christmas with your loved ones (at least if you adhere to the underlying
belief system ;-) So enjoy the day --
        Torsten

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