Dec 08

Adding SIP URI handling to Firefox

By agatewood Linux, VoIP Comments Off on Adding SIP URI handling to Firefox

To add SIP URI protocol handling to Firefox 3.5 and later, do the following:

1) Launch Firefox
2) Type about:config in the address bar and press ‘Enter’
3) Accept the warning
4) Right click somewhere on the page and select New –> Boolean from the menu
5) Set the name to “network.protocol-handler.expose.sip” without the quotes
6) Set the value to “false”
7) Close the about:config window (or tab)

Navigate to a page that has a SIP URI that you would like to call and click the link. When prompted, select your favorite SIP client as the application to launch. Your client should launch and connect to the URI. That’s it!

Note: SIP URIs that are embedded in webpages are in the form “”

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Apr 14

sipXecs missing /etc/redhat-release

By agatewood VoIP Comments Off on sipXecs missing /etc/redhat-release

Because sipXecs 4.0.0 installer ISO is missing /etc/redhat-release, yum updates are not possible. To correct the problem, run ‘rpm -ivh’. After this completes, you should be able to use the yum repositories to update and install software. In particular, this is useful for replacing the kernel with a kernel-vm  or kernel-xen build for virtualiztion.

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