Skype provided more details on the reasons for its VoIP service was affected yesterday and today, it highlights the important role of supernodes, which act as intermediaries to connect with Skype. The outage, which took place on Wednesday, would affect the United States, Europe and Japan, and lasted several hours. The company wrote about Twitter on Thursday morning, more than twelve hours after the blackout, some users still have problems.
Skype has announced that several of their supernodes have been taken offline by a problem affecting some versions of Skype. The reason this problem occurred is that the software, Aurelie on millions of individual connections between computers (supernodes) and phones to keep things running, the AU and currently doesn, AOT have a good, if necessary, the connection of these computers, or supernodes. Skype, the engineers of the AOS are creating new, Äòmega-supernodes, AO, who should get the site backup and running as usual. The features that are currently running very slowly and do many other features, like, video calls augroup may take longer to return to normal., UA
Supernodes represent a tiny fraction of hundreds of thousands of computers that form the Skype network, the company said supernodes that “a small percentage of our users have a record reflecting the online presence of other users when a user holds a folder on the. presence of other users, the first node is called a supernode or a directory. “. It is not clear how Skype selects computers should become supernodes and if supernodes are constantly changing (although we doubt it), but users are certainly not aware that their computers may have become a repository of nodes.
The CEO of Skype, Tony Bates, said his company has taken the technical issues “very seriously” and apologized to users. “For now it seems that customers are coming on and offline and sometimes they are in freefall amid calls. We are deeply in the midst of seeking the cause of the problem and teams work hard to remedy the situation, “he said. In a blog, Skype said that” we AORE sincerely sorry for the interruption – Like you, we all rely on Skype to Skype every day we understand how Skype is your friend, your family and work, and. are particularly aware of the impact of rare problems like this. ”
Skype said its engineers were busy creating new mega-supernodes “as quickly as possible, which raises the question of” why did not they do it before. ” Hopefully, Skype will deliver a full post-mortem of what caused the stoppage. In the meantime, the number of people on Skype is growing at a rate of about 100,000 every five minutes with about 6.4 million users due to Skype.