GNU Gatekeeper (also known as GnuGk) is a completely free, cross-platform and open source H.323 gatekeeper software based on the OpenH323 project. It can be used to manage a Voice-over-IP network and let endpoints (e.g., Netmeeting) communicate through symbolic names. The application has a web-based interface for billing and other similar operations.
Features at a glance
Key features include call authorization and accounting via SQL database, flexible call routing, number rewriting (called and calling), database drivers for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, ODBC, and Firebird, support for NAT traversal (H.460.17, H.460.18, H.460.19, H.460.23 and H.460.24), as well as full H.323 proxy support.
The software also provides CTI functions, such as call transfers and VOIP call-center, gatekeeper clustering support, H.235 security support (H.235.6 media encryption and authentication), LDAP directory support (H.350), and IPv6 support (incl. IPv4-IPv6 proxying).
Getting started with GNU Gatekeeper
Installing the GNU Gatekeeper application on a GNU/Linux operating system is quite easy. All you have to do is to download the latest release using the download button above, save the archive on your Home directory, unpack it and open a Terminal app.
In the terminal emulator window, go to the location where you’ve extracted the archive file (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/gnugk-3.8) and run the ‘./configure && make’ command to configure and compile the program. Install it by running the ‘sudo make install’ command after the compilation process.
A true cross-platform software
GNU Gatekeeper is a true cross-platform software that has been engineered to work on all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as on the Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, BSD (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD) and Solaris operating systems. We’ve successfully tested the program on computers supporting either of the 32 or 64-bit CPU architectures.