Skype Offering $1 Credit For Last Week’s Massive Outage


P2P Internet voice calling company Skype had a massive outage last week. The outage was caused by an overloaded cluster of support servers for offline IM. In order to compensate Skype’s paid users, the company is offering a $1 worth of credit towards the service.

“Although Skype staff responded quickly to disable the overloaded servers and to eliminate client requests to them, a significant number of supernodes had already failed. A supernode is important to the P2P network because it takes on additional responsibilities compared to regular nodes, acting like a directory, supporting other Skype clients, helping to establish connections between them and creating local clusters typically of several hundred peer nodes per each supernode,” said Skype CIO Lars Rabbe.

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This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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