Major Skype outage in progress: “12-24 hours” for a fix

by admin August 16, 2007 at 3:50 pm

Skype has confirmed it is having software problems on its network, resulting in a lack of connectivity for millions of Skype users. Many users cannot currently authenticate to Skype, rendering all voice, chat, and voicemail services effectively offline. Some users appear to be unaffected, having authenticated before the problems began last night.

At 2PM GMT (9AM ET, 6AM PT) Skype announced that its engineering team had discovered a software issue that is expected to be resolved “within 12 to 24 hours.” The original entry, which has been removed, read: “Due to peer-to-peer network issues there are problems with Skype login. This issue is being investigated. We will give new updates when the issue has been resolved. We apologise for any inconvenience.” Skype has pulled its client downloads from the site until the problem is fixed.

Full story: Ars Technica