REVIEW: "VoIP Hacks: Tips and Tools for Internet Telephony", Ted Wallingford
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"VoIP Hacks: Tips and Tools for Internet Telephony", Ted Wallingford,
2006, 0-596-10133-3, U$29.95/C$41.95
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%P 306 p.
%T "VoIP Hacks: Tips and Tools for Internet Telephony"
Chapter one provides tips for basic amalgamation of phone services,
such as using analog phones (and wiring) with VoIP (Voice over
Internet Protocol) and calling between VoIP providers. Miscellaneous
software for use on desktop machines is described in chapter two.
Some of the programs are utilities, but much is only of amusement
value. Two of the major and popular VoIP systems are outlined: Skype
(mostly for softphones and personal calling) in chapter three and
Asterisk (for turning your Linux box into a PBX [Private Branch
eXchange]) in four. Chapter five lists odd things you can do with
various pieces of hardware. Tools for analyzing and improving network
VoIP traffic are examined in chapter six, along with several tapping
programs. A few more advanced topics, at the level we would normally
expect from the " ... Hacks" series, are in chapter seven.
This book is neither a primer for the use of VoIP, nor the useful
pointers and elevated functions that one normally expects from this
series. Some informative tips are included, but overall the work is
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