[guardian-dev] ostel experiences from Eastern Europe

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at guardianproject.info
Thu Nov 27 14:31:53 EST 2014

That's good news!  I didn't realize that.  I guess one downside of
recommending linphone.org as a SIP provider is that you can still use the
non-TLS mode to connect to it.  And Linphone does defaults to the plain text
connection still.


Lee Azzarello:
> thanks for the feedback. what do you mean by getting Linphone.org SIP
> service matching OSTN standards? I've made calls between these two domains.
> it works by default.
> -lee
> On Thursday, November 27, 2014, Hans-Christoph Steiner <
> hans at guardianproject.info> wrote:
>> Happy Thanksgiving to all you Americans!
>> I just set up a bunch of people in Central and Eastern Europe with ostel.
>> I
>> used Linphone on both Android and iOS. Overall, it went quite smoothly.
>> There
>> were just the three settings that needed to be changed (TLS, Outbound
>> Proxy,
>> and ZRTP).  I think the biggest barrier to people was the language.  For
>> example, ostel.co does not seem to have Russian, Ukrainian or Belorusian
>> languages.
>> The Russian translation is complete, so it would be great to have it put
>> up on
>> ostel.co:
>> https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/ostel/
>> Based on this experience, I think ostel should recommend Linphone for
>> Android
>> and iOS.  I've been using Linphone for a while now on Android and it seems
>> to
>> work well.
>> In a related note, I saw that it is possible to provision Jitsi using a
>> URL.
>> That would be awesome to have for ostel/linphone as well.  Then the user
>> would
>> install Linphone on their device, sign up on https://ostel.co, then scan
>> the
>> QR Code, and make a call!
>> If we managed to get linphone.org's SIP service setup matching OSTN
>> standards,
>> and federating with OSTN, then we could have the easy one-stop service to
>> tell
>> people to use.  We can say "use linphone to make secure calls".
>> .hc
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