[asterisk-users] switching from SIP to Skype..or not

A J Stiles asterisk_list at earthshod.co.uk
Thu Mar 12 08:26:30 CDT 2015

On Thursday 12 Mar 2015, Thufir wrote:
> I'm testing Asterisk at home, crummy connection.  Skype works fine for
> me, but every SIP client, even without using Asterisk, fails to connect.
> That's ok.
> Is swapping out SIP for Skype a big deal?

Stay away from Skype!  It is a toxic, proprietary product.  The lack of 
interoperability by design is the antithesis of what a telecommunication 
system should be about -- and the extent to which they have gone to thwart any 
attempt at interoperability is truly shocking.

For connecting two Asterisk installations to each other over the Internet, IAX 
is better than SIP -- that's what it was designed for.


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