[VoiceOps] Any good book on H323?

Mark Holloway mh at markholloway.com
Wed Aug 19 15:03:18 EDT 2009

I guess this review on Amazon sums it up..

Good text -- but missing important features, September 20, 2005
By 	Mark R. Lindsey (Valdosta, GA, USA) - See all my reviews
This is a well-written text; it compiles a lot of good information on  
important issues. I enjoy reading it, because there is a lot of info  
on things I don't understand. For example, it has an introductory  
description of how faxing works, then touches on how T.38 works with  
that approach.

There's also some information on what you'll usually see in equipment,  
and about movements afoot that aren't quite widespread as yet -- e.g.,  
ENUM lookups for routing calls.

The author sprinkles in his opinions and technical/aesthetic tastes,  
however. While it's very informative, some sections read like opinion  
from a magazine like MacWorld. For example, the authors praise H.323  
for its greatness, but criticize SIP for being as a bunch of vendor  

But it's missing some key features -- like a useful index (it has one  
of those sparse six-page indexes for a 380-page book), or even a  
bibliography! The lack of a bibliography is particularly offensive.  
For example, the authors claim that "95% of VoIP minutes worldwide"  
are controlled with H.323, but provides no basis for that claim.

On Aug 19, 2009, at 10:59 AM, Mark R Lindsey wrote:

> "IP Telephony" by Hersent, &al., covers H.323 in some depth.  He  
> also covers SIP and MGCP.
> 	http://books.google.com/books?id=gC0U-nDGvvsC
> Hersent seems to be an H.323 elitist. I get the feeling he really  
> wants to say, "You SIP users are silly children, with your skulls of  
> IETF mush, as if you can re-invent telephony! I spit on your silly  
> extensibility and lack of respect for the great and wise ITU-T  
> fathers."
> Despite that, it's quite a useful book.
> On Aug 19, 2009, at 12:23 PM, <Rod.Dossouvi.CTR at dot.gov> wrote:
>> Any good reference on VoIP using H323?
>> Thanks,
>> Rod Dossouvi
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