oliver.gorwits at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Sat Sep 19 10:30:09 BST 2009
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Léon Brocard wrote:
> 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 configs.
> Wow, there have been a lot of vague opinions about Skype on this
The vague opinion can be quite deliberate - this is a public list
after all. Surprise surprise, what I wrote is pretty much what's in
the paper you referenced.
> Luckily, people have done research on Skype:
More important, thanks for the columbia.edu link, very useful indeed!
Oliver Gorwits, Network and Telecommunications Group,
Oxford University Computing Services
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