Skype info

Jack Carrozzo jack at crepinc.com
Wed Dec 22 15:04:47 CST 2010


"Creating new mega-supernodes as fast as they can!"

Definitely using that in a meeting tomorrow.

Cheers,

-Jack

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Jeremy Parr <jeremyparr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Skype downtime today
>
> Earlier today, we noticed that the number of people online on Skype
> was falling, which wasn’t typical or expected, so we began to
> investigate.
>
> 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.
>
> What are we doing to help? Our engineers are creating new
> ‘mega-supernodes’ as fast as they can, which should gradually return
> things to normal. This may take a few hours, and we sincerely
> apologise for the disruption to your conversations. Some features,
> like group video calling, may take longer to return to normal.
>
> Stay tuned to @skype on Twitter for the latest updates on the
> situation – and many thanks for your continued patience in the
> meantime.
>
> On 22 December 2010 15:46, Jack Carrozzo <jack at crepinc.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Paul Graydon <paul at paulgraydon.co.uk
> >wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >>  Details are on their blog: http://bit.ly/edtjxB
> >
> >
> > %wget http://blogs.skype.com/ -O/dev/null
> > --2010-12-22 20:45:36--  http://blogs.skype.com/
> > Resolving blogs.skype.com... 204.9.163.155
> > Connecting to blogs.skype.com|204.9.163.155|:80... failed: Operation
> timed
> > out.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > -Jack
>



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