Two weeks ago I contracted the cloud-based telephony bug and found myself experimenting with sipXecs, SIPfoundry’s 100% SIP communications system.
I only advanced so far: just enough to visit and push the buttons on the sipXecs web-based configurator before I ran into a brick wall called DNS.
Translation: without an Internet phone book to look up addresses, I couldn’t register a SIP phone and actually use this thing
Figuring that it would be good for my soul, I decided to spend a few lunch hours last week learning just enough DNS to set up a cloud-based sipXecs system that actually was usable.
I assumed that this effort would reward itself in spiritual IT and SIP wisdom.