[clug] Residential VOIP discussion, was Skype on Ubuntu

Arafangion arafangion at fussycoder.id.au
Wed Oct 5 23:09:31 GMT 2005

Ok, I assume that he is using Powered ethernet, where extra power is put onto 
the ethernet cable itself.

This requires a different network switch, and it is likely that _this_ is 
plugged into the power via a regular power cable. Don't need to mess around 
with fuse boxes for that.

This does mean, however, that telephones only need one cable - but they still 
don't work in a power outage.

On Thu, 6 Oct 2005 07:13 am, Sam Couter wrote:
> Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> wrote:
> > This is one of
> > the nightmares I have regarding the TransACT service - I don't know
> > how much their network relies on the electricity supply.
> I've been told it doesn't rely on the electricity supply in your house.
> I can't test that because my only handset *does* rely on electricity in
> my house.
> The guys who installed mine didn't disconnect the power or mess with the
> fuse box, so I can't see how they could possibly have hooked it up to
> electric power anywhere in my house.
> The local node may or may not have some kind of UPS, so I don't know how
> widespread a power outage would need to be to disrupt phone service. But
> that also goes for the standard copper phone lines - telephone exchanges
> need power to operate, and I don't know if they have UPS either.

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