Skype Outage Caused by Windows Updates?
by Bruce Stewart
While it does seem plausible that a massive concurrent restart of Skype clients could cause some grief for Skype's network, that doesn't explain why it took 2 days to restore service. And I'm also left wondering why previous Windows Updates haven't caused similar problems. What do you think, is there more to this story?
|I dunno, Bruce. I'm having a hard time buying Skype's explanation. I guess it is possible, but somehow it doesn't seem probable. If it was a combo of a Skype bug and Patch Tuesday, wouldn't have we seen something similar in some other similar service like the various IM networks/clients that would restart on reboot (or near reboot)? And, many of these IM clients also have VoIP/VON capabilities (Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, etc.). They can't all have perfect bug-free code. :-)|