[linux-audio-user] Re: Skype + emu10k1

Jacob jacob01 at gmx.net
Mon Apr 3 16:17:36 EDT 2006


On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 03:39:17PM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 21:27 +0200, Johannes Mario Ringheim wrote:
> > Carlo Capocasa wrote:
> > > This give me hope. Maybe proprietary technology IS inherently inferior!
> > 
> > Dunno, but, the IT-personell of my local university banned Skype after 
> > they discovered it turns itself into a server if it detects good enough 
> > bandwith after some time online. This server is then used to distribute 
> > other people's calls. In other words, it uses your bandwidth for it's 
> > own business without telling you.
> > 
> 
> Well, I don't see a problem with that, Skype is a P2P app - of course
> it's a client and a server.

But I see a problem with skype's b0rken encryption (they seem to use the same
RC4 sequence twice, with a lot of known plain text bytes in the first
run, so hacking this is straight forward) and the possibility for others
to make their computer a supernode which might route my call if I am
behind a firewall.

For more details see:
  http://www.golem.de/0603/44146.html (german)
  http://www.secdev.org/conf/skype_BHEU06.handout.pdf (link taken from
  above document, very interesting)

> 
> I'd just like to know if one person has it working with the emu10k1
> driver.

Sorry for not answering your question either.

Jacob



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