12/23/2010

Skype Suffers Massive, Multi-hour Network Outage

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Skype went down for several hours Dec. 22, the result of a crashing of servers linked by peer-to-peer technology. Millions of VOIP users were affected in worst outage since 2007.

Skype suffered a serious server outage Dec. 22 that left swaths of its 560 million or so worldwide users without PC calling capabilities for most of the day.

Skype, the VOIP service people use to make free and low-cost long-distance calls from their PCs and phones, began going down for users around 11 a.m. EDT, according to ReadWriteWeb.

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