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Re: [opensuse] VoIP ATA does NOT need to have a foxed address, only the ISP does
On 05/26/2016 05:28 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2016-05-26 23:11, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 05/26/2016 01:40 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:




With IPv6 you need neither. In fact, you could address someone's phone
by something like "phone://IP-Addres" instead of or
"protocol://who@server_provider", where the directory server does a
directory search to translate your given name to the IP where you can be
found.

That's nice, I'm sure, but my set-up behave just like the analogue POTS
I had before. (i.e. you dial a 7 or 10 digit number if you're in north
America, add a "1" international prefix if you're not)

Yes, I also have that service. Except that it is done at a box closer to
the fibre, before it gets to the router (the ONT). No user configurable
at all, and not documented.

To get "softphone" we have to reverse engineer it to get the
configuration data. And yes, it does not need STUN. But it works on a
10.*.*.* network that bypasses the NAT, that's why.

I can't see why that makes a difference but I'm not a VoIP expert.

I can only say that my tablet softphone uses the same settings as my
behind-the NAT ATA.

Oh, a slight difference.
If I travel outside North America the delay across the Atlantic I
suppose, introduce a bit of an echo if I use the north America nodes, so
I change the settings to use of of their European nodes (or is it 'peers'?)

Isn't DNS wonderful?


Ie, IPv6 allows non-anonymous peer to peer services without intermediaries.

That's good.
Does that mean that when IPv6 is universal that the telcos will get out
of the phone business as its no longer needed?

They might :-)

But I doubt it.

I doubt it too, but I live in hope :-)

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