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.


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