I’m a newbie to Skype (profile: sarah.king) and while I’m not doing much with it right now I’m very impressed with the clarity and convenience. If I could have a wireless headset I’d be set.
Your corporate desktops and notebooks are the peers that are consigned as Skype pleases to relay traffic and function as mini-servers in the Skype universe. A blog entry on the eBay acquisition envisioned Skype producing an auction conference system that could handle 500 callers at once. Let’s hope they don’t decide to route that through your network some day.
I thought that kind of shenanigans was limited to the music sharing industry. I certainly don’t have a problem with it, provided it’s explained upfront. After all I’m getting something for nothing and we all know there’s no such thing as a free lunch. There had to be a hook somewhere.
My SOHO PC (the one with Skype) also gets used by the kids when I’m onsite contracting so I frequently reboot before I leave so that they can login. I guess I’ll keep doing that and monitoring our bandwidth use.
Read about free Skype Out calls…