Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Poll: Skype Outage and Windows Update Reboot

As we know today, Skype's major service outage started August 16 2007 and after 36+ hours problem dissolved.
Skype says that Windows Users Caused Skype Outage.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Skype became the victim of quantum physics rules

Isn't it beautiful? Windows Users Caused Skype Outage - TechCrunch page said.

Before skipping my page to the respectful link I placed above, listen to my explanation:

Quantum physics says that such things are quite really possible. For example, ball can jump without force being applied to it. Why? I can explain. As you know, everything consist of atoms. They are swinging around their respective positions. So, if all atoms of the ball accidentally go in the same direction, at the same moment of time -- ball will jump just by accident! However, there's nothing accident in the Universe, but let's skip it for simplicity.

Skype's outage is nothing else as natural consequence of quantum physics rules.

Because users like atoms. All users were reloading their machines after regular Windows update. Skype went out. Singularity. Apocalypse. Y2K.

What do you think, will Skype file a lawsuit against Microsoft?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Some unadvertised aspects of Skype activity

Major Skype outage that happened few days ago brought me to some thoughts on Skype behavior.

Interesting thing is that I noticed some problems with the Skype just before its outage. I use local Apache Server and Skype conflicts with it because possesses on the port 80th which is used by Apache too. So when I was trying to start my Apache, I failed until changed Apache's port to something different like 8080.

Has anyone had such problems with the Skype as I depicted above?

Then, AS far as I know, Skype works like distributed self-organized peer-to-peer network, P2P. Remember, the creators of Skype also are the authors of Kazaa.

Hackers from all over the world very careful about Skype, due to its "Black Magic Art" programming style, very advanced and complicated.

There’s some interesting articles on this subject, e.g. "Skype Trojan" [pdf] by Walter Sprenger, or "Skype Reads Your BIOS and Motherboard Serial Number".

So I won’t be surprised if this outage "software problem" will be later recognized as hacker attack to the / through the Skype which was blocked by Skype maintainers on time to prevent the crisis.

Further reading:

Skype Crash Rundown (digg it).

Update: Skype Outage Blamed on Faulty Algorithm

Internuts: Skype outage caused by wiretapping retrofit for CIA

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