[p2p-hackers] Skype's "Global Index"

Gordon Mohr gojomo at bitzi.com
Tue Dec 14 21:19:25 UTC 2004


Brad Neuberg wrote:
> Does anyone know what techniques Skype might be using to actually 
> achieve this?

I would wager that it's a DHT, by another name, with their own
pragmatic wrinkles to deal with observed real-net conditions.
(That would be their pattern as established with the original
Kazaa, which ran slightly ahead of Gnutella/published work with
some necessary and pragmatic bootstrapping, alt-source, and
supernode innovations.)

But I'm just speculating.

- Gordon



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