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Re: [Linphone-developers] RTP Stream Bug via VPN

From: Elisa Nectoux
Subject: Re: [Linphone-developers] RTP Stream Bug via VPN
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 16:23:06 +0200

Hi Benny,

I apologise for my belated answer. He are happy to know that Linphone is evaluated for remote communications during these terrible times.

For your information, the previous Flatpak procedure, that suffered from its complexity, is no longer maintained.

We are going to release our upcoming 4.2 release of Linphone desktop very soon, and public Betas will be available today. I will post an article on our website so that everyone can join and test this Beta.
For GNU/Linux users, we will now distribute an AppImage package that should run on every distribution. Simply grant execution permission to the package you've download, double click and that's it.

The Linphone 4.1.1 version that you tried is unfortunately a bit outdated. If you are willing to participate to Linphone’s public Beta, would you mind please let me know if you face the same issues?

Best regards,

Elisa Nectoux
Sales & Marketing Manager

+33 (0)9 52 63 65 05

Belledonne Communications, the company behind the Linphone project

Le 26 mars 2020 à 16:57, Benny Puder <address@hidden> a écrit :

Dear developers,

I'm part of a small company and would like to use linphone from the home office via VPN. The SIP registration works well but when the call is established, I don't hear anything from the counterpart. There is also no indication on the little icons that speech is transmitted. So I started to do some investigations.

I'm currently working on Ubuntu 18.04 and installed Linphone 4.1.1 from the flatpak repository as you described on the internet site. The VPN tunnel works fine. My ip configuration can be viewed in the attached file linphone-ipa.log. My computer has the VPN IP address and the local address for the internet connection.

The SIP gateway ( is located in the company network. This route is working properly and my pc can ping other pcs in the company and vice versa. I'm registering with username "16". No password is required.

I also attached the linphone log and a wireshark capture of the tunnel. There you can see that the session was established and the counterpart is sending RTP packets to the port 26935. This should be the right port as you can see in the INVITE message.

I had a short look on the netstat command and saw that linphone didn't listen on this port. But shouldn't it? I also attached the output of the netstat command before the call and during the call.

I also used linphone from my companies computer (also Ubuntu 18.04) and it worked well. I would guess that there is something wrong in conjunction with the VPN network. Or do I need to apply a special configuration? STUN/TURN/ICE related settings are still off or empty.

I also tried to use my android phone with VPN and linphone and it worked nearly fine. It was really important to switch on that all calls were redirected to the gateway. There are sometimes lost connections but maybe they have other reasons which are not related to linphone. This occurs very rarely.

Here are my settings on the computer. I only added the SIP account. I didn't change other settings.

Thank you for your time.

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