Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473083
Ekiga no-longer has a network configuration page
Last modified: 2008-11-26 14:33:18 EST
Description of problem:
There is no network configuration page in the Ekiga preferences any more. This means that you cannot turn off STUN, making Ekiga *completely unusable* in many network configurations.
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If the SIP client and the SIP server you are connecting to are both on the internal side of a NAT, you must turn off STUN or the client will present the wrong IP address to the server. Ekiga used to allow the user to configure STUN and choose which NIC to bind to - these options now appear to have been completely removed from the preferences screen.
The preferences screen should actually contain the preferences needed to configure the application.
No doubt this is another victim of the Gnome project's propensity for removing configuration options "in case they confuse people". These network options are not irrelevant things that might confuse people, they are things which the user *HAS* to configure correctly or the software just plain won't work at all. Making bad assumptions about a user's network configuration with no way for the user to override them is a really bad move - it makes what was a very good piece of software completely non-functional.
It should be noted that this is not an unusual network configuration - this is exactly how almost everyone with a local SIP server is going to set it up.
I've reported this upstream and am closing this bug report because its an upstream issue as opposed to a direct Fedora issue and hence will get more attention there.