Skype addictions can resume

Posted by greenwitch
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on Tuesday, 21 August 2007
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Skype has apparently been fixed, after being down and out since last week if I recall correctly. Of more interest to me, at least, was the cause of the crash - Microsoft and its notorious Patch Tuesday.

According to The Register: "Skype has blamed last week's prolonged outage on the effects of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday. The latest security update from Microsoft required a system reboot. The effect of so many machines rebooting and subsequently trying to log onto the Skype VoIP network triggered system instability and a prolonged outage of almost two days starting on Thursday1. Services have now been restored."

Full story, for Lun and others who've been suffering from full-scale Skype withdrawal, can be found here: 

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Jas Tuesday, 21 August 2007

I don\'t see how they can honestly blame Microsoft for this kind of issue. Many of the update patches require you to restart your machine - so this isn\'t something new...

Personally, I think they\'re just using Microsoft as an escape goat for something they didn\'t plan for. Especially considering that if Microsoft\'s patch was delivered on the Tuesday (meaning most of the computers would have rebooted on the Tuesday), why\'d it take until Thursday for the Skype service to resume... Sounds a tad dodgy to me.

greenwitch Tuesday, 21 August 2007

See the full story:
1Microsoft\'s publishes its monthly patches on the second Tuesday of every month. Many clients will automatically download the updates on Wednesday and apply them on the next system reboot, which could be Thursday morning. Many will apply patches before then but are unlikely to do so en masse at the same time.

Lun Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Thanks Witch, but I\'m not buying that excuse ... It must be radius auth server or something to do with routing ... Nevertheless, it is working now

greenwitch Tuesday, 21 August 2007

no probs boss-man... :-)

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