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August 17, 2007

Over 24 Hours Outage at Skype

Mr Skype, you have over 200m users world-wide, an eight figure yearly revenue and then allow a bug in your network software? The Skype blog explains
Some of you may be having problems logging into Skype. Our engineering team has determined that itís a software issue. We expect this to be resolved within 12 to 24 hours. Meanwhile, you can simply leave your Skype client running and as soon as the issue is resolved, you will be logged in. We apologise for the inconvenience. , Skype login problems - Skype Blogs

Guess the lesson is not to skimp on software testing for business critical systems. You are no longer a startup; you are a grown up now.

After getting use to skype calls between the guys in Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian and London, we are scrambling back to using landlines and Mobile. Ouch.

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