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15.12.2008 Why is it so hard?

I have been working with some VoIP solutions. I have been browsing my options and I always get into trouble with it. One solution is old but complicated, one is messy but commercially supported, one fits all my needs if I just get the moonphase right. Is it really so hard with PSTN telephony as well? Wouldn’t it be beneficial to document the software so that a trained monkey can install it and administrate the whole telephone network?

Just tell me: Why can’t there be a usable PBX with the features I want?

So what I need here is: TLS, SRTP, conferencing, voicemail, dialplans. The problem is that what I really want is everything with TLS and SRTP signalling. Why is it so hard?