[clug] Microsoft + Skype

Peter Barker pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Tue May 10 19:46:38 MDT 2011

On Wed, 11 May 2011, Alex Satrapa wrote:

> In the meantime, what's holding SIP back? Is it simply the case that 
> Skype was in the right place at the right time and managed to get the 
> greater share of the market?

I use SIP - but the usual answer to this question is that Skype "Just 
Works".  It is well known for using any trick in the book to get a 
connection running - trying its hardest to get past firewalls and the 
like.  SIP "follows the rules" - the standards - and those standards don't 
include "abuse port 80" (I'm only *assuming* Skype does this ;-)

> Alex

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