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[edit] VoIP and SIP: Telephony Comes To Software Hackers

Date: November 26, 2007, at 3:30 PM
Afternotes: MIT Personal SIP accounts, to play around for yourself
Presenters: Dennis Baron (dbaron)
Location: 56-114
Abstract: Until the 1990s, if you wanted to make telephone hardware do your bidding you had to do it at the level of signal processing, EE, and physical-layer analog protocols. Now MIT and the rest of the world are switching to voice-over-IP, based on RFC-documented protocols on the familiar IETF stack, and the opportunity is opening for software hackers to work their magic on the oldest extant medium in telecommunications. A SIPB project in the scripts tradition, aiming to provide infrastructure for members of the MIT community to serve up their own innovations, is still in the early stages and welcoming new participants. This cluedump will give a technical grounding in the architecture of the protocols governing voice-over-IP and in their implementation at MIT.
Bio: Dennis Baron is a Senior Strategist for Integrated Communications at IS&T, and has worked on MIT's ongoing deployment of VoIP.
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