Skype For Asterisk (SFA)

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Any has Skype For Asterisk (SFA) license.

PLEASE NOTE: Skype for Asterisk is no longer available for sale. Skype for
Asterisk will be supported for two more years, until July 26, 2013.

I want to test this thing. Any Idea. any free solution.

there is one

Tying to test but dont know if its workable or not.

I will appreciate if any one can share his testing/implementation.

6 thoughts on - Skype For Asterisk (SFA)

  • I can tell you that siptosis is workable but the support has been dropped
    recently as well.

    It is a great program and especially the paid version with trunk builder
    i.e. you can have multiple skype instances

  • Sadly, my experience in the SOHO environment is that Skype wins.

    I tried to get my family to all use SIP videophones – and it worked for a
    couple of years – mostly. The downside was that they’re mostly using crap
    domestic quality broadband and trying to use a videophone, or even a
    soft-phone on a PC just seemed too hard for them to grasp. They *all*
    moved to Skype recently – and I have to say I’ve been totally blown away
    at the ease of use and the quality of the calls – both sound and video.
    (And I’m using Linux too)

    The other thing – LAN to LAN calls STAY ON THE LAN! So I can “Skype” my
    wife next door and it doesn’t use up any of my own broadband bandwidth
    wheras if I use a hosted SIP service, calls go out & come back in again.
    Skype also seems to be able to run the lines at max. rate too – some sort
    of adaptive bandwidth – we get large and high resolution video calls from
    one end of the country to the other with the output bandwidth running at
    near max (800Kb sec in our case)

    And now I’m seeing some of my smaller business customers using Skype. For
    serious business calls too. It’s free. They get video. It “just works”. No
    fiddling with NAT, port forwarding, never any hint of one-way audio.

    I really was skeptical at first, but Skype is here to stay – mostly
    because it just works. Even a complete computer idiot can install it and
    make it work. Give them a SIP phone, or SIP softphone and tell them to set
    it up and they’ll just leave it alone as “too complicated”.

    As for interoerability – well there’s Skype-Out. It works, it’s set at a
    reasonable price level, so what more do you need?

    Once upon a time I would block Skype from working inside a corporate LAN
    and would recomend against it’s use – now I’m told to explicitly allow it.

    Times are changing and I’m finding it harder to persuade small businesses
    to use SIP phones – and why should they…


  • As SIP endpoints (servers, phones, etc.) get upgraded to support the ICE

    Hi Kevin,

    Just curious on when we should expect to see the manufactures get on board
    with the ICE NAT? Does any particular manufacture stand out in
    implementing ICE NAT in their endpoints currently? Also what is Digium
    doing to promote it?

  • I need a rock-solid guarantee that nobody can “pick up the ball and go home”,
    leaving all former users effectively stranded.

    A single-vendor proprietary solution is a *massive* single-point failure.
    Multiple, competing but mutually-compatible proprietary solutions slightly
    less so. If there is even just one Open Source implementation out there, then
    this sort of thing can never happen.

    Nothing goes near my company’s LAN without Source Code. I figure if they don’t
    want you to see it, there must be something in it that they wouldn’t expect
    you to like it if you saw it. The level of paranoia on Skype’s part only
    reinforces that impression.