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Submission + - Microsoft using Linux to optimize Skype traffic (arstechnica.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A security researcher believes that Microsoft has overhauled Skype, with thousands of Linux boxes serving as the "supernodes" that route calls between users of the voice-over-IP service. Kostya Kortchinsky of Immunity Security "discovered the Linux supernodes using a Skype probing technique he and colleague Fabrice Desclaux first demonstrated in 2006", according to Ars Technica. The drastic infrastructure change doesn't affect the peer-to-peer nature of the calls between Skype users.
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Microsoft using Linux to optimize Skype traffic

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