uncoolbob at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 16:10:32 BST 2009
I thought Skype tried to set up a direct end to end UDP connection if
possible? Fallback is through some central servers.
That's what it says when you display the "technical info". I am not a
network expert though (don't know what UDP is for example!)
On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Dirk Koopman <djk at tobit.co.uk> wrote:
> Dirk Koopman wrote:
>> lists wrote:
>>> Joel Bernstein wrote:
>>>> 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.
>> 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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