Monday, August 20, 2007

Skype and Grandma

You know a software has hit the mainstream when your eighty year old grandmom in India complains when it does not work. I knew skype has become like electricity where people just expect it to be on. So it is no wonder that the skype outage has been on top of techmeme for a while. She obviously was not interested in the following reason.

Normally Skype’s peer-to-peer network has an inbuilt ability to self-heal, however, this event revealed a previously unseen software bug within the network resource allocation algorithm which prevented the self-healing function from working quickly.

She's just relieved and happy that she can enjoy the goo-goo's of her grandchildren all over again.

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