Friday, August 17, 2007

Skype down, but not (yet) by some attack.

Most of the worldwide Skype network has been down for a day now and it still has not recovered. Skype's official word is that the problem was caused by "a deficiency in an algorithm within Skype networking software that controls the interaction between the user's own Skype client and the rest of the Skype network". My own contact within Skype also say that this was not caused by a DDoS attack or anything else like that. However a lot of people think at this moment that Skype is really down by such a DDoS attack. The fact that a new Denial-of-Service exploit against Skype server software was posted to just hours ago has created lots rumors about what's really going on.
Mostly I use Skype to communicate when I'm travelling ..
And that just on a moment when I am going on vacation to Corsica (Corse, France)... well I try to leave nearly every communication/internet unit at home now, you'll never know how long it will take that Skype will recover from their problem.
Wow, one week (the only one in one year) without internet, can it be done?