Skype is irrelevant
Posted Aug 29, 2007 22:32 UTC (Wed) by job
Parent article: The Skype outage
Are there actually Linux users out there using this?
It's not only proprietary software, it's using lots of anti debugging techniques to hide what it's doing. It is also using a proprietary protocol. And the whole purpose of this software is to bypass your firewall as efficiently as possible.
I can not imagine a worse product. Whoever is responsible for network security and lets this crap on their network doesn't deserve their job. I could not imagine a better bot net base. It may be true that that has not happened (who knows?), but why wait until the damage is done?
SIP won the fight as preferred standard protocol for VoIP over H323 almost ten years ago. Get with the program already.
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