IAX2 Globability


#1

I started off planning on setting up a SIP2 Server. I ended up with all the plans and profiles of an IAX2 server. I love the fact that IAX sends RTC packets in a single UDP stream. UDP is fast and packetless, a single stream means excellent NAT traversal.

But I’m still worried:

:exclamation: For future ugrades: At the moment, only asterisk supports IAX, is it expected to become more globally supported? I know it is expected to become a new standard, but its very incompatible with other hardware and servers.


#2

[quote=“Computer Guru”]
But I’m still worried:

:exclamation: For future ugrades: At the moment, only asterisk supports IAX, is it expected to become more globally supported? I know it is expected to become a new standard, but its very incompatible with other hardware and servers.[/quote]

Most hardware not by the bigger players like Cisco, Avaya, NEC etc. will probably support it. VoIP is still really gaining momentum, at least in Australia, so, most hardware is not well know.

www.virbiage.com are offering a ATA that supports IAX, and there is another one out there that supports it.


#3

Well, seeing as those ‘big players’ cost too much for me to afford in our small business, its not important… I’m worried in terms of future upgrades. Everyone says IAX has a brigh future. How bright? How soon?


#4

Unfortunately, its a case of ‘how long is a piece of string’? Nobody can accurately gauge how ubiquitous IAX will become going into the future.

We all hope it will do well, and be adopted as a major standard in VoIP, however, this all hinges on manufacturers, consultants, technicians, Digium etc.

I will say this though, every person who uses it helps to encourage its continued growth and presence. So spread the word and lets get the ball rolling! :smile:


#5

alright, you just put the first smile on my face in a week.

I will try and use IAX.

Thanks! :blush:


#6

Glad that I have eased your concerns:).

Btw. Do you have the FireFly softphone installed?

virbiage.com/firefly/downlo … dparty.exe

It has support for IAX, unfortunately no G729 though. And wait till you do your first IAX trunk, if you havn’t already, then you will love the fact that you are using IAX :smile:.


#7

I have firefly.

I am not going to use G729, it seems to be not worth it in my case. I have already read documentation

Excellent NAT Traversal, ONE UDP stream for ALL calls, its a wonder…

But trunking? Its BEAUTIFUL! That is the only reason I’m going for IAX. If you read previous posts, my biggest problem was redoing the Relationship between 5 different servers in different states. IAX Trunking solved it all…

BUT, all this is theoretical. I have not yet established a second server to truk with