Skype: Users Rebooting Brought Service Down
By Scott M. Fulton, III, BetaNews
August 20, 2007, 12:03 PM
A system outage that impacted Skype users for about 48 hours last week has officially been attributed to a multitude of Windows-based clients receiving critical security patches and rebooting at roughly the same time. According to the company, the reboots triggered a flood of logon requests that collided at Skype’s network hub, like a circumstantial form of denial-of-service.