Online Bug Day?

Craig Younkins cyounkins at
Tue Aug 18 16:48:14 BST 2009

Josh and I were able to speak in the Ekiga conference room with little
trouble. So is this something anyone else is interested in doing? Setting up
Ekiga is not difficult at all, but it does require a microphone.


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On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 11:16 PM, Chuck Frain <chuck at> wrote:

> I like this idea for the Ekiga VOIP setup for meetings. We'll have to
> try that in the next week or two to see how it works out. Also keep in
> mind that you do not have to use the Ekiga VOIP client if you have a
> different softphone you prefer. Also many of the SIP providers have
> peering agreements so if you've got a SIP account somewhere else you may
> be able to call in from that service.
> I've actually been playing with setting up an Asterisk box at home. I'm
> trying to get my Ekiga account to play nice with it without any success
> yet.
> On Tue, 11 Aug 2009, Craig Younkins wrote:
> > So I got back home to my Ubuntu machine. I'm going to suggest we start
> using
> > Ekiga because it's free as in freedom and beer, and comes with Ubuntu.
> > Before today, I hadn't touched Ekiga, but it's actually pretty cool!
> >
> > To get started, sign up for a SIP address at Then run through
> the
> > configuration wizard in Ekiga, skipping the part about a dial-out option.
> > Try calling the "Echo test" service to make sure your audio is set up
> > correctly. Then join sip:5018763 at <sip%3A5018763 at> <
> sip%3A5018763 at <sip%253A5018763 at>>, a
> > conference room I'm claiming for us. 8763 is USMD on a dialpad, 501 is a
> > prefix for hosted conference rooms. I'll try to stay on so we
> can
> > test communication with another person.
> >
> > I'm very hopeful! Perhaps we could change our IRC meetings to this...
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