VOIP FAQ? [Telecom]

Is there a good FAQ somewhere for getting started in VOIP development? What I would like to know, is, if I have VOIP coming into a router in my house, couldn't I theoretically get those packets and pop that onto a Linux box for doing call logging or web based phone service? Do different VOIP vendors use the same network protocol?

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Good question.

Sure. The usual software is the Asterisk open source PBX.

Other than Skype, they all use SIP for call setup and one of a small set of codecs for the voice connection.

R's, John

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Some few use H.323 or a proprietary format. IIRC, the IP phone service the Cable providers used to supply was Megaco or MGCP.

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