Microsoft has replaced P2P Skype supernodes with thousands of Linux boxes.
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
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
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