[plug] [OTish] IP Phones general info?

Phillip bishop.frog at gmail.com
Wed May 18 20:26:56 WST 2005

Yeah imagine typing an IPv6 address into a VoIP phone!


On 5/18/05, Matt Kemner <zombie at penguincare.com.au> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 May 2005, quoth Steve Baker:
> > I was thinking about the wonders of VOIP, about which I know little to
> > nothing.  I was wondering if I could just plug in IP phones in each
> > office, assign an IP address to the phone, tell it to call a phone at a
> > particular IP address elswhere on the WAN and it would Just Work ?
> >
> > Do IP phones in fact actually work this way?
> Yes, most IP phones support "IP dialing" - but typing IP addresses into
> the phone's keypad is ugly :)
> You can create speed dials, but the best option would be to install
> an IP PABX such as Asterisk (on Linux - back on topic ;) which the
> phones register to and allows you to set up a "dial plan" - each phone
> gets a number (eg Perth gets 101, 102, 103 etc, Freo gets 201, 202, 203
> etc) which you can dial directly.
> The added benefit with Asterisk is that it can do that, and so much more.
> It's a shame you missed my seminars on this topic (both at SLPWA and at
> the Innovation festival)
>  - Matt
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