9 thoughts on “Skype and destroy SIP?”

  1. This is the point.

    For all the hooplah surrounding skype, people have to ask themselves what its worth when its blocked, or “other”.

    There are a tremendous amount of unknowns that even some credible people (like geddes), seem to be pushing to the wayside in for what appears to be total skype bandwagon adoption.

    This in itself is subject for debate! lol

    Skype is not the only company providing advancements, features etc…Skpe IS however, the one with viral infection happening.

    More has to be spoken of regarding ‘realities’, not just internet mayhem.

    lets see some discussion regarding the true powers out there…what can THEY DO to to kill skype like apps…what are they doing, what may they do?

  2. For me the most noteworthy quote from Geddes is “Yes my dears, even in P2P voice there’s a pile of trust, directory and routing stuff that some people are going to want to do behind private barricades.” Now he tells us!

    The Piper is changing the tune. The question is whether the children will continue to follow.

  3. How does Skype fail the mom test? I think it is easier to set up then what you have to go through to sign up and activate a cell phone . . .

  4. But what if Skype wins in the kids/students test?

    Seems that it has striken a huge dominance in this front.

    If PSTN routing is the crystal ball for evaluation – then Skype still has still a long road to go.

    But in the add-ons, new applications playground, it certainly leads. At the moment, Skype provides the most comfortable habitat for new powerfull tools that can integrate with VoIP communicators.

    And if one believes there’s more in VoIP than just free/reduced cost telephony for moms, Skype could possibly provide him with answers before the other SIP clients.

  5. Guys!

    All due respect…


    Use, adoption, love of skype, are IRRELEVANT if all it takes is the “powers that be” saying bye bye…

    Granted, MUCH IS UNKNOWN as to the directions this industry, the governing bodies and the influentials will steer things…

    i’d also like to point out that when targets are sighted, its he who is in the spotlight that gets the first snipers bullet.

    Who is creating a buzz? That;s right…you know who and the P2P model/music piracy catalyst past, etc, etc, are traits that remove that much more guilt from squeezing that trigger.


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  7. Re: Blocking Skype

    Some ISPs have resorted to blocking access to the Skype.com home page. But the program has been mirrored and hosted on other web sites, so that’s just a minor impediment.

    Also, while Skype used to require logging into a specific login server at a certain IP address, new versions route their login requests through super nodes. I have seen nothing substantiated about ISPs being able to block Skype calls.


  8. Craig, the powers that be have as much chancing of killing Skype through blocking and similar tactics as they do of stoping file sharing (illegal or otherwise). You cannot completely stop P2P without breaking the internet. Some people may very well want to do that, but infrastructure keeps getting cheaper and if the big boys don’t provide what people want, they leave the door open for new entrants.

  9. The Internet has already been broken by the introduction of symmetric NATs. Some countries have them in their ISPs for other purposes like monitoring. Clients belonging to those ISPs will require media relay points (not withstanding what Skypers tell).

    Bottom line: We have to keep an eye on introduction of symmetric NATs as well, not just port blocking.

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