[Linux-aus] SIP

David Newall davidn at davidnewall.com
Thu Jul 4 09:50:41 EST 2013

On 04/07/13 07:13, Russell Stuart wrote:
> If you have a VOIP home phone, you don't just expose a SIP handset to
> the internet.  You deal with a SIP provider, who in effect only accepts
> phone calls from other providers who don't accept generate huge numbers
> of marketing calls.  Think of it as a GMail service for SIP.  If your
> provider starts letting through a whole pile of unwanted calls, you
> would move to another provider.

Never heard of such a service.  Sounds potentially valuable.  Who does it?

> After all, they have to do something to earn the right to charge you for
> a service that you could otherwise supply yourself.

I know they generally provide a legacy gateway.  ISPs may offer QOS 
guarantees with SIP, too.  Other than that, didn't think there was much 

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