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Re: [opensuse] VoIP ATA does NOT need to have a foxed address, only the ISP does
On 2016-05-27 21:33, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 05/27/2016 02:47 PM, Per Jessen wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:

And a lot more.

On POTS? I can't, without purchasing expensive equipment. And I don't
even know what equipment.

Anton probably has POTS phones connected, but it is his VoIP box that
does all that fancy stuff. My old mum has also gone VoIP, but she is
having trouble getting the provider to fix the caller-id function.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it kinda works.
They're starting a petition know.

I thought I made it clear.
I have a VoIP service.
I have an ATA box that lets POTS handsets and stuff plug in to it so I
can use the conventional house wiring.

The thing is, my provider uses SIP on fibre to my house, where a black
box (ONT) converts it to POTS (and ethernet). They do not give me access
to SIP. I do not get any SIP features from them.

Some people reverse engineered the connection data and got SIP service.
I tried this afternoon and failed.

So what I said was simply that the people that do get SIP from their
phone providers can do a lot of things that people on POTS can't. Not
related to having IPv4 or IPv6, I didn't claim that.

(But if I had IPv6 I would have it easier to roll my own VoIP)

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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