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.
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
> 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
> 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
> > >
> > >
> > >> 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... 18.104.22.168
> > Connecting to blogs.skype.com|22.214.171.124|:80... failed: Operation
> > out.
> > ...
> > -Jack
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