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

Ron Wheeler rwheeler at artifact-software.com
Thu Mar 12 08:39:27 CDT 2015

Your characterization may be true but Skype works much better than SIP 
when it comes to sound quality.

I have SIP softphone with Asterisk server and Skype on the same 
Skype just works better over the same network.


On 12/03/2015 9:26 AM, A J Stiles wrote:
> 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.

Ron Wheeler
Artifact Software Inc
email: rwheeler at artifact-software.com
skype: ronaldmwheeler
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