ports vs. channels - terminology confusion

heby
Joined: Thu 27 of Nov, 2008

Re: ports vs. channels - terminology confusion

Posted:Sat 29 of Nov, 2008 (21:56 UTC)
Thanks for the explanation!
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Re: ports vs. channels - terminology confusion

Posted:Sat 29 of Nov, 2008 (05:02 UTC)
Usually ports are the equivalent of simultaneous connnections.
DIDs aren't usually tied to a specific port.
Whether outgoing calls take up a port depends on the provider.
heby
Joined: Thu 27 of Nov, 2008

ports vs. channels - terminology confusion

Posted:Thu 27 of Nov, 2008 (18:18 UTC)
I've been somewhat puzzled by the terminology I see on wholesale / enterprise VoIP providers' web pages. What exactly do they mean when they talk about a "port"? E.g. "$30.00 Per Port Unlimited Inbound" - is that something like a "maximum number of simultaneous channels I can use"? And would a DID be tied to a particular port or could I receive an inbound call on any port? Does an outgoing call also take up a port?

Thanks

heby