Ekiga - SIP and H.323 Voice over IP and Videoconferencing for UN*X
ekiga [-d level] [-c URL]
Ekiga 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 include -d to turn on debugging
during calls. -c to call another URL.
turn on debugging (on the console), level should be between 1
-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
On startup Ekiga reads the system-wide gconf schemas (like every other
GNOME2 app should do) from /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/apps. Every
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:
after 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 necessary.
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.
gconf-config(1), gconfd-1(1), gconfd-2(1), gconftool-1(1),