Skype Super Nodes Keeping Skype Online

For most geeks this will not come as a surprise as a lot of people know that Skype really taxes the connections of those Skype users that are on big fat broadband pipes. After all Skype is a Peer to Peer application correct.

Well I just wonder if many of the systems that have been designated as Super Nodes even really know it. The question is how do you determine who is a super node at this point I don’t thing that is something Skype would be willing to comment on.

I do know that when I go from Broadband to EVDO, sometimes I have to shutdown Skype because it starts sucking up more resources then it should does the application think I am still on my big fat broadband pipe? While I know Skype relies heavily on the Super Nodes I wonder if in the long viability of Skype is not in question. If Super Nodes revolt Skype’s party could really be over pretty quickly. Skype

About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.