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Did Microsoft Update caused problemsi Skype

The theory about Microsoft updates causing the Skype problem didn’t mean other operating systems weren’t affected, such as the Mac.

The theory was that a Microsoft update somehow changed the TCP stack or changed how the Microsoft operating system interacted with Skype. Let’s assume the vast majority of Windows users set their patch to auto-install. Then let’s assume Skype is 80-90% Windows users. That means that a lot of Windows users installed the patch last night and lots of Windows supernodes could be knocked offline.

The side effect would be that without enough Windows supernodes, Mac users would be booted as well. Though you’d think the network would be flexible enough to handle millions of Windows users knocked offline.

Again, this was just a theory. It more likely has to do with something Skype is doing on their network.


August 17, 2007 - Posted by | Microsoft, Skype

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    Comment by adam | August 18, 2007 | Reply

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