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Skype replaces P2P supernodes with Linux boxes hosted by Microsoft (updated)

Microsoft has replaced P2P Skype supernodes with thousands of Linux boxes.
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Microsoft updates Skype to use secure Linux servers instead of P2P supernodes

Technology / Gadgets : Gearlog (3 years ago)

Everyone expected things would change when Microsoft bought the VoIP provider Skype last year. It appears that Redmond is now making Skype its own. According to security researcher Kostya Kortchinsky, Microsoft has quietly made a ma... Read Post

Skype replaces P2P supernodes with Linux boxes hosted by Microsoft

Technology / Technology Industry News : Ars Technica (3 years ago)

Microsoft has drastically overhauled the network running its Skype voice-over-IP service, replacing peer-to-peer client machines with thousands of Linux boxes that have been hardened against the most common types of hack attacks, a ... Read Post

Week in tech: Microsoft's Linux supernodes, Ubuntu's best apps, and more

Technology / Technology Industry News : Ars Technica (3 years ago)

Skype replaces P2P supernodes with Linux boxes hosted by Microsoft (updated): Microsoft has overhauled the structure of Skype, replacing peer-to-peer supernodes made up of ordinary users with about 10,000 Linux boxes that have been ... Read Post


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