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X-lite- Illegal to use with pbxnsip


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I know that pbxnsip recommends x-lite as a softphone to be used for use with their phone server. I just noticed on:

 

http://www.counterpath.com/xlite-comparison.html

 

The X-lite says:

"X-Lite may only be used for personal use. It may not be used for commercial purposes."

 

What do others do?

Is there another recommended softphone?

We are very careful with licensing at our company so this presents a problem. (hopefully I'm missing something)

 

The commercial edition really is just $15USD so not terrible.

 

Matt

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If you want free, try the softphone that puts a trojan horse on your computer. Softphones open firewalls, send "IM" messages (with attachments, maybe your data?), maybe encrypt traffic so the firewall cannot check it, runs with your login permission (and file system access locally and in the network), etc etc. Installing network-enabled software on your computer is a leap of faith. You really really need to trust that company. Just my two cents.

 

They also need to pay bills at the end of the month... http://counterpath.com/counterpath-reports...al-results.html. Nothing is for free.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_Horse F.Y.E.

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If you want free, try the softphone that puts a trojan horse on your computer. Softphones open firewalls, send "IM" messages (with attachments, maybe your data?), maybe encrypt traffic so the firewall cannot check it, runs with your login permission (and file system access locally and in the network), etc etc. Installing network-enabled software on your computer is a leap of faith. You really really need to trust that company. Just my two cents.

 

They also need to pay bills at the end of the month... http://counterpath.com/counterpath-reports...al-results.html. Nothing is for free.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_Horse F.Y.E.

 

First I wasn't asking for free, but what do other pro's use when getting a commercial softphone.

 

I sense you are not an over big fan of the softphone but a lot of those arguments are a little bit weak to say softphone are not valid. Examples: email can send attatchements too, almost any software can access the local and network file system, and what software isn't network-enabled?

 

Also, where is the link to that trojan phone? (not the wikipedia article) Now I want that thing! ;-)

 

take care

matt

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First I wasn't asking for free, but what do other pro's use when getting a commercial softphone.

 

I sense you are not an over big fan of the softphone but a lot of those arguments are a little bit weak to say softphone are not valid. Examples: email can send attatchements too, almost any software can access the local and network file system, and what software isn't network-enabled?

 

Also, where is the link to that trojan phone? (not the wikipedia article) Now I want that thing! ;-)

 

I am not against soft phones. They can be a great thing and PC are extremly powerful. I just want to say be careful what you install on your computer with all you data on it (not only soft phones). Not everything that is free is good for you! Sometimes it is good to have a contract with the company that provides the software, so that you can sue them if they should abuse the trust you gave them! Check out the latest news about China and google, this is just the beginning IMHO.

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