port forwarding alternative

Asked by Neil on 2009-10-05

How would one implement the following:

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My router prevents Ekiga from working correctly, what can I do?

Please make sure you have read this FAQ correctly because it should work in all cases. The worst case is when you have to forward ports. If you can not forward ports, or if you do not want to do it, you have alternative solutions. For SIP, you can use SIPROXD as outbound proxy. For H.323, please configure the GNU Gatekeeper as a proxy.

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2009-10-24
Appiah (appiah) said : #1

What router are you using?

Neil (kingfisher) said : #2

BT Home Hub 2

On Tue, 2009-10-06 at 07:14 +0000, Appiah wrote:
> Your question #84909 on ekiga in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ekiga/+question/84909
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Appiah requested for more information:
> What router are you using?
>

Neil (kingfisher) said : #3

BT Home Hub 2

Neil (kingfisher) said : #5

Had already been there and tried. Port forwarding didn't work, thus my question. How would one implement the alternative solutions, i.e. For SIP, you can use SIPROXD as outbound proxy. For H.323, please configure the GNU Gatekeeper as a proxy.

Appiah (appiah) said : #7
Neil (kingfisher) said : #8

Thanks Appiah,
Yes I had read the FAQ, Siproxd and GNU Gatekeeper packages are listed in my synaptic, but what isn't obvious to me is how to implement them in Ekiga Softphone configuration.

Neil (kingfisher) said : #9

Would really appreciate help with this.

Jeruvy (jeruvy) said : #10

Unfortunately, telling us 'it doesn't work' doesn't tell us anything. Port forwarding is something that should be clearly explained in your routers documentation, and if it does NOT, then that should be discussed with your manufacturer since they ultimately are most familar with the product. The above website (port forwarding) does provide ample information for doing such an operation, but it's not as accurate as your manufacturers documentation will be. If you do not have proper documentation for your hardware, again discuss this directly with the manufacturer, my guess is they would have this available to freely download if you need it. You may find it at this link:

http://www.shop.bt.com/content/uni2/documentation/56b4/fattach_adp.pdf

So, please explain in detail sep by step what you did. If you are following steps in a link provided to you, simply explain which steps you followed and what one doesn't work or errored. This way we can concentrate on that directly.

This documentation explains what settings are required for the port forwarding operation. You may also want to consider setting up a STUN server. See under Configuration, network:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ekiga

Using the siproxd is generally only required for multiple SIP phones on a LAN, is this the case?

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