Dirk Koopman djk at
Thu Sep 17 15:57:13 BST 2009

Dirk Koopman wrote:
> lists wrote:
>> Joel Bernstein wrote:
>> <snipped>
>>> My main objection to Skype (which I do use) is that it doesn't
>>> interoperate with users of other VoIP systems. SIP and suchlike
>>> provide an open standard which Skype ignore.
>>> /joel
>> Seconded.
> Another objection that one might have (and the Indian Government 
> certainly have) is that all the traffic is routed through two sets of 
> servers, one located in the US and one in the UK.
> It means that we can eavesdrop on them, but they can't reciprocate.

I forgot to mention that, anecdotally, there are times when call quality 
degrades markedly whilst one's ISP seems to otherwise working fine. This 
may also be because bandwidth starvation at the two centres.

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