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This Skype Outage is Full Of Shit

December 22nd, 2010 6:35pm Leave a comment

We use Skype in the office to communicate, and let me tell you that Skype’s official answer is a bunch of nonsense. Here’s their explanation on their official blog, and I don’t buy it one bit.

Skype isn’t a network like a conventional phone or IM network – instead, it relies on millions of individual connections between computers and phones to keep things up and running. Some of these computers are what we call ‘supernodes’ – they act a bit like phone directories for Skype. If you want to talk to someone, and your Skype app can’t find them immediately (for example, because they’re connecting from a different location or from a different device) your computer or phone will first try to find a supernode to figure out how to reach them.

Under normal circumstances, there are a large number of supernodes available. Unfortunately, today, many of them were taken offline by a problem affecting some versions of Skype. As Skype relies on being able to maintain contact with supernodes, it may appear offline for some of you.

Bunch of horse shit. How does a peer to peer network go offline? As one of my coworkers said – it’s a conspiracy. It’s deliberate sabotage because the government cannot monitor Skype communication under it’s Nazi Freedom of Information Act (which can pretty much spy on anyone without any reasonable cause).

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