[Blink] TalkShoe, Bonjour, sip2sip.info, and Voxalot

Adrian Georgescu ag at ag-projects.com
Thu Mar 31 19:25:29 CEST 2011

Bonjour is designed for calling people on your local LAN only and not for interacting with the outside world. When using Bonjour, there is nobody on the public Internet doing NAT traversal for you, so you simply cannot receive any media from the outside, you can only send.

You must use a normal SIP account and a SIP service provider for traversing the NAT for both signaling and media when calling outside of the LAN, not a Bonjour account.


On Mar 31, 2011, at 7:18 PM, MediacastGuy wrote:

> Can someone tell me why I am unable to dial into TalkShoe (123 at
> with Bonjour using Windows XP? If I use 7463#99999#1 at proxy.ideasip.com
> (substituting the show ID for 99999), it connects. If I connect through
> sip2sip.info at the office using 123 at, I get the "Welcome to
> TalkShoe" message, it accepts my Show ID, it asks me for my PIN, and it accepts
> 1#. The really strange part is that after I enter 1#, Blink never connects to
> the audio. This same configuration works well at home, so I assume that it is a
> router or firewall issue at the office. Are there any settings in Blink to work
> around the problem with Bonjour and TalkShoe?
> My latest attempt was to use my Voxalot account. Everything connects fine. Why
> not just use the Voxalot account, you ask? Blink has proven to be the easiest to
> install and configure SIP client for non-techies. While I'm a techie, I am
> totally new to SIP and do not understand 1/3 of what I need to know. If there is
> a way to make Blink work to connect to TalkShoe using Bonjour most of the time,
> we are going to recommend it to show participants, almost all of whom are
> non-techies. It would be fantastic for them to not have to create a separate SIP
> account, such as Voxalot (which has its own issues.)
> Thanks for any suggestions. I have already become a big Blink fan, particularly
> for the wideband audio capability.
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