over IP Directory Services (voipDS, pronounced as 'voip' D S) is a directory
services for VOIP users. It helps VOIP users to find their friends and family
service provides an easy way to discover other VOIP users in order to have
peer-to-peer communication. Peer-to-peer calls are 'free' as in 'free beer' and
do not go through VOIP service providers.
voipDS enables peer calling feature in the device?
this feature is already available in VOIP devices. voipDS only provides a
mechanism to discover other VOIP uses and then configure your VOIP device to
make peer-to-peer call.
is 'peer connection information' PCI?
connection information (PCI) is the information that is required by a VOIP
device to make calls to another VOIP device. It typically consists of IP
address, protocol and credentials to be used. For more details please refer
'voipDS protocol' spec.
is voipDS.org is about?
defines the voipDS protocol and contains schemas and sample xmls as defined by
the voipDS protocol. A document that explains the voipDS protocol
implementation for VOIP devices will be available shortly.
is voipDS.com is about?
provides the directory service. It contains two interfaces, one web based and
other voipDS protocol based.
xyz software / hardware. How can I use the voipDS to find my friends and family
members and make peer-to-peer call?
implementation document for majority of software and hardware VOIP devices will
be available shortly.
VOIP provider says that calls to any other person on the same network is free.
Is this peer to peer?
The calls are still
routed through the provider
Other person should
belong to same provider
In majority of cases, you
still end up paying monthly fixed costs to the provider.
The goal of voipDS is to
provide an easy mechanism to discover and communicate with any VOIP user in the
world for 'free'.
there any device that supports voipDS out of the box?
working with couple of hardware manufacturers. Please look for an announcement
looks really cool to me. How can I help?
need your feedback on the protocol and also your help in developing the
directory service. Please sign up for the mailing lists to find more details.