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FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook

By : Giovanni Maruzzelli, Anthony Minessale II
Book Image

FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook

By: Giovanni Maruzzelli, Anthony Minessale II

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Connecting to Skype

SkypeTM is often the first experience of VoIP for many users, and many of them continue to use it as a voice, chat, and video medium to communicate. While many of its features are available in many other kinds of network and technologies (both proprietary and open), the sheer power of ease of use and installed base makes Skype a mainstay of communication.

FreeSWITCH can be made to fully interact with the Skype Network, for both incoming and outgoing voice calls, and for chat messaging.

Getting ready

The mod_skypopen module is already compiled for Windows users when using the Visual Studio 2008/2010 solution files with the FreeSWITCH source code. Linux users will need to enable mod_skypopen in their FreeSWITCH installation (mod_skypopen is not available for Mac and *BSDs at the moment). To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Install and configure all the prerequisites ("required packages") for your Linux distribution as per