VoLAN?

procmanprocman Member Posts: 35 ■■□□□□□□□□
hey all im looking for some software free or opensource, that will allow me to call another host on my network. i dont want a skype like thing we have limited bandwidth for internet. is there any such program?
K-Meleon 1.5.1
Compaq Presario 723RS

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    http://www.asterisk.org/ would probably be overkill for what you need.

    Have you tried Skype or voice chat in IM clients? Those are usually peer-to-peer. I assume they would have to send out to the internet to the other peers public IP address, but wouldn't your router see that it is the destination address and simply loop it back to the other peer? I don't think any voice would actually go out to the internet. Anyone know exactly how this would work?
  • procmanprocman Member Posts: 35 ■■□□□□□□□□
    thanx ill look into it. u r a god among geeks mik
    K-Meleon 1.5.1
    Compaq Presario 723RS
  • GT-RobGT-Rob Member Posts: 1,090
    dynamik wrote:
    http://www.asterisk.org/ would probably be overkill for what you need.

    Have you tried Skype or voice chat in IM clients? Those are usually peer-to-peer. I assume they would have to send out to the internet to the other peers public IP address, but wouldn't your router see that it is the destination address and simply loop it back to the other peer? I don't think any voice would actually go out to the internet. Anyone know exactly how this would work?


    Not 100% sure since you are dealing with private addresses and I don't know how IMs work, but I know if you transfer a file via MSN for example, it goes at LAN speeds.

    I would think that maybe use the internet for the initial setup, but work goto LAN for anything that uses more bandwidth (voice, video, transfers etc)
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