acme at astray.com
Fri Sep 18 07:45:39 BST 2009
2009/9/17 Oliver Gorwits <oliver.gorwits at oucs.ox.ac.uk>:
> I'm not very familiar with Skype at all, but my understanding was
> that it is peer to peer in essence, if firewalls permit. If the
> firewalls don't permit, then so-called "supernodes" are used to
> relay calls, which are simply clients with more permissive firewall
Wow, there have been a lot of vague opinions about Skype on this
thread. Luckily, people have done research on Skype:
"An Analysis of the Skype Peer-to-Peer Internet Telephony Protocol"
being the interesting one.
My point of view is that I think Skype is proprietary and would prefer
a more open approach but most VOIP things fail to get out of firewalls
or NATs whereas Skype Just Works.
Oh, and we won't spam the list, don't worry, Léon
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