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Old 05-09-2006, 10:06 AM   #1
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Looking for VoiceOverIP software

Hi everyone,

I want to be able to communicate with my brother who is on the second flor. We both run Linux, but there is no network so far. I want to create something like a simple network between us and also be able to talk to him over that network without an actual Internet connection.

To make it clear: I want to connect 2 Linux PCs together and use them as in-house phone.

Does anyone have any idea as to how can I do that?
Old 05-09-2006, 10:14 AM   #2
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Try Gnomemeeting, even though it's often touted for video, it's principally for voice.
Old 05-09-2006, 10:26 AM   #3
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FYI, Gnomemeeting is now called Ekiga. Other solutions are OpenWengo and Twinkle but I believe these require Internet access as they are much more like Skype. Ekiga should work over a closed network.
Old 05-09-2006, 11:39 AM   #4
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Thank you meng and Hangdog42,

I've thought about gnomemeeeting or whatever they call it, but was sure it's the same thing as Skype and as Skype can't do without internet I just skipped this as an option. Now, however, I'll look into setting it up. Hope it works. Wish me luck

Best wishes



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