Ekiga is a SIP and H VoIP, IP Telephony and Video Conferencing More documentation is available in the manual available through Ekiga’s Help menu. Ekiga SIP Setup and configuration guide for voip settings and pc to phone calling of Ekiga softphone and install to your PC following the instructions here. To install Ekiga for Linux Ubuntu go to the Ubuntu Software Center, type Ekiga and select Install. For Windows the program can be downloaded from the URL.

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Normal Application Incoming calls can only be received and answered if Ekiga is already running. External problems which might arise when using ekiga are bugs in libraries ekiga relies on, network itself for ex. See [2] for a figure with quality of various audio codecs which shows manaul contrary to the above! To allow this, you can simply login to your PC-To-Phone account using the Tools menu eiiga described above, and buy a phone number in the country of your choice.

The user interface has different modes. For example, you could connect to a janual LDAP directory provided from within your own company, and use a specific attribute containing the local extensions of all your colleagues.

SMS-style messaging is also supported. General performance could also be an issue, especially when most efficient codecs were closed source.

The meaning of the parameters are similar to SIP account, see previous section. If Ekiga is not running, the call cannot be received.

Making a Call 7. See List of PC to phone providers for a list of alternative providers. If your connection type is not mentioned in the list you should select the one closest to your network connection and adjust Ekiga manually with the preferences window codecs section later on.


A best-effort algorithm means that it may be impossible for Ekiga to respect a bandwidth setting if it is set too low. You can get one from http: You can also create custom group names to sort your contacts into, for example First Level Tech Support.

The video codec used is the first active codec on receiver which is active on sender.

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In such a case, the sound you are receiving will be of bad quality. Dynamic navigation of NAT routers 8.

To understand the problems with symmetric NAT, read technical details. My friend Josette recently published an interview about Ekiga on her JosetteOrama. Sometimes you have much spare time, sometimes you don’t have any spare time for a few weeks.

If you do not have any video devices you may skip this page: Ekigga headset is recommended to better prevent echo; however, a webcam with an internal microphone, or a separate microphone will also give good results.

These actions enable you to control active sessions. Audio input microphone and output speaker or headphone levels may be set when a call is in progress. Many of the functions of Ekiga are available with keyboard shortcuts. Apart from reasons of security, the router has no means of determining the destination address on the LAN if there is no match with a previous outward bound packet.

The status of your account displayed in the Ekiga main window changes to Registered.

ekiga(1) – Linux man page

Ekiga supports several actions which can be performed when in a call. The contact can also be removed by right-clicking on the contact, then selecting Remove from the contextual menu that appears. The Call history window stores information date, duration, URI, Remote user about all outgoing and incoming calls. This creates a problem in establishing a voip connection between machines which are both behind separate NATs: The address should look like:.


Ekiga brings these features to your Linux desktop, allowing you to communicate over broadband Internet. If you are running Novell Evolution or KAddressBook, you’ll notice the contact has been updated in each respective application’s Personal address book as well.

This rule is shown below on a DLink router: Get The Sources Sources 4. Making a Call To set up a private telephone network, you might be interested in the PBX software Asterisk http: Then, click on the camera icon to display a real-time local feed from your video device. Views Page Discussion View source History. Generally, the higher the quality of a codec, the more bandwidth or CPU power it requires. You simply have to register an account to a Internet Telephony Service Provider.

The SIP address can be used by other users to call you.

ekiga(1) – Linux man page

Contacts can also be added from a contextual menu by right-clicking in the roster, and selecting New contact. If you do not have it, you will still be able to see the other party. Similarly, you can use the SIP address of your friends and family to call them.

Normal Application Incoming calls can only be received and answered if Ekiga is already running.