Ekiga - SIP and H.323 Voice over IP and Videoconferencing for UN*X
ekiga [-d level] [-c URL]
is a SIP and H.323 VoIP, IP Telephony and Video Conferencing
application which complies to the SIP and H.323 protocols. It can connect to a
variety of other SIP and H323 applications including specific hardware. Ekiga
can work with or without a webcam, and is able to create pure audio
communications or traditional audio+video communications. Ekiga was formerly
known as GnomeMeeting. Ekiga has been designed for the GNOME desktop and
therefore uses gconfd-2
(1) for storing its userdata. It offers to
configure almost every option from within the GUI. Command-line options
to turn on debugging during calls. -c
to call another
- -d level
- turn on debugging (on the console), level should be between 1 and 4.
- -c URL
- Calls the given URL. Ekiga can be running or not when invoking that
option. SIP, H.323 and CALLTO URLs are supported.
The system wide configuration file. See
gconf-config(1) for further details on gconf. (The actual place can
differ depending on your system's configuration)
Per user configuration file. See gconf-config(1)
for further details.
On startup Ekiga reads the system-wide gconf schemas (like every other GNOME2
app should do) from /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/apps
modification of the gconf keys using the GUI, gconftool or gconf-editor is
reflected in real-time by Ekiga.
More documentation is available in the manual available through Ekiga's Help
menu. There is also a FAQ at: http://www.ekiga.org
Feel free to join #ekiga on irc.gnome.org (GIMPnet) or the ML at:
having read the FAQ at
Damien Sandras <dsandras at seconix dot com>
The webpage for Ekiga is at http://www.ekiga.org. You can find info about Ekiga
there and download the latest version. Either as packages for all major
distributions or as sourcecode. Patched version of the libs are available, if
Copyright © 2000-2008 Damien Sandras
This is free software licensed under the GPLv2; see the LICENSE file in the
source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.