protocols

Russian engineer claims to have reverse engineered older version of Skype

June 2, 2011
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Via Dan York, we find a post on http://skype-open-source.blogspot.com/: Skype protocol reverse engineered, source available for download UPDATE: Here’s the Github page for it: https://github.com/skypeopensource/skypeopensource/downloads

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Closing of Gizmo5 / SIPphone, a sad day for open-standards VoIP

March 4, 2011
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Closing of Gizmo5 / SIPphone, a sad day for open-standards VoIP

Gizmo5 (formerly known as Gizmo Project and SIPphone) will be shut down by Google April 3, 2011, according to the website. Google acquired Gizmo5 in November 2009, reportedly for around $30 million. With the passing of Gizmo5, so goes one of the last and largest open-standards based VoIP services. Gizmo5 supported the interoperable SIP Internet standard protocol.…

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Hands on with SipToSis SIP / Skype gateway

October 12, 2010
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Hands on with SipToSis SIP / Skype gateway

I’ve known about SipToSis for quite a while but I’ve never worked up the energy to experiment with it.  I finally thought it was about time to do so. When I first considered all the moving pieces to getting it working, I gave myself about a 25% chance of success. To make it even more challenging, I decided to…

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An Answer for Twitter OAuth-pacalypse

May 20, 2010
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An Answer for Twitter OAuth-pacalypse

For your smaller Twitter API projects, bash scripts etc, we have launched SuperTweet.net in case you don’t get OAuth implemented by the time Basic Auth goes away June 30, 2010. It’s a Twitter proxy – you use Basic Auth to talk to the proxy, and it uses OAuth to talk to Twitter. For example, to…

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Wishlist for hypothetical replacement P2P Skype core

August 2, 2009
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SkypeJournal speaks about the JoltID conflict. The post has lot a lot of good analysis of the legal battle and I encourage you to read the original post. Phil also suggests it’s an opportunity for a new P2P core for Skype, listing a number of possible improvements. I second that list, but let me also…

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Twitter #fixreplies and “intelligent” networks

May 20, 2009
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A few weeks ago, I said “Twitter is a “Stupid Network” (the good kind)”. It turns out I was wrong. Twitter created the #fixreplies problem (see here and here) for themselves when they decided to treat these tweets specially from the start, breaking the end-to-end principle. These are tweets by people I follow – they…

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Rejected by Skype

April 23, 2009
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I didn’t make the grade.  They’re not going to let me play with “Skype for SIP”. I guess I’ll find a way to make it through another day, somehow.

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Skype For SIP Beta

March 23, 2009
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Via Pat Phelan, I signed up telEvolution Inc. for the Beta.  We’ll see if we hear back or if they accept us. It looks like Skype For SIP supports calling from Skype into a SIP PBX, but not calling a Skype user (free call) from a SIP PBX.  It supports placing calls from SIP using…

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