OK, just taking the SIP Communicator problems,
The slow startup has been solved by deleting the unresponsive Ekiga account. #4 is my mistake. My face is red.
That leaves #1-3. It still takes two attempts to start the program. It omits between 10 and 12 seconds from the beginning of an echo test (email@example.com) before you get sound. Another SIP program does not have this problem. It also takes about 10 seconds to terminate the call.
I can still send you a log if that will still help. Some of those logs are rather large. Where do you want me to send them? (Give me up to a day or two to sanitize them.)
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