Re: Dumb newbie question

Discussion in 'UK VOIP' started by Ian, May 9, 2005.

  1. Ian

    Ian Guest

    "David W.E. Roberts" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > quick VOIP question before the FAQ turns up:
    >
    > Does VOIP only work in the client/server model i.e. you have to have a 3rd
    > party server to connect two VOIP subscribers together, or do you only need
    > 3rd party servers to bridge between the IP network (e.g. the Internet) and
    > fixed/mobile telecoms subscribers?
    > [Thinking in WLAN terms - ad hoc or infrastructure options]
    >

    No You can call poit to point. Its just easier to use a proxy.

    > To put it another way, can you phone your mate directly as an alternative

    to
    > using MSN chat or Netmeeting etc.?
    > [O.K. bad analogy as they are client/server]
    >

    Yes

    > The 3rd way (gripping hand?) - can you run a VOIP server on your home

    Linux
    > server and connect incoming from a VOIP phone and from a LAN VOIP phone?


    Yes. www.asterisk.org for more info

    > One reason is that I am away from home a lot but have access to a

    Broadband
    > connection at my remote location.
    > Can I set up VOIP to get free phone calls home?
    >

    Yes

    > O.K. the setup cost may be huge compared with the initial saving, but can

    it
    > be done?
    >

    Yes and the cost wont be huge either
    > TIA
    >
    > Dave R
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    >
    Ian, May 9, 2005
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