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Re: Version of Skype - "supernode"?
From: Todd Clementz <clementz.7 () OSU EDU>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:31:28 -0400

I agree it is a good page, but the new version of skype does not show the
same registry settings.

Todd Clementz, MCP
Systems Engineer
Knowlton School of Architecture
The Ohio State University
614.292.8544


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[mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Paul Keser
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 12:04 PM
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Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Version of Skype - "supernode"?

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Here is a good page on configuring Skype & Skype security at Univ of
Waterloo:

https://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/twiki/view/CF/SkypeConfiguration


Paul Keser
Assoc. Information Security Officer
Stanford University
650.724.9051
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Todd Clementz wrote:
I worked on this yesterday and no luck on the registry settings.  The
admin
doc listed on their site is for an older version.  The reg settings don't
exist in the newest ver.  Still haven't worked with the GPO yet, but if I
have any success or anyone else does let me know.

Todd Clementz, MCP
Systems Engineer
Knowlton School of Architecture
The Ohio State University
614.292.8544

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From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Shannon Roddy
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 12:30 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Version of Skype - "supernode"?

Alex wrote:
I believed there was a registry setting to limit Skype to not be a
supernode.

Skype has links here to a network admin doc and a group policy template.

http://skype.com/business/security/

-Alex

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[mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Tupker, Mike
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 11:37 AM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Version of Skype - "supernode"?

I haven't looked at it for a while but I think there is a group policy
template that you can download from skype that will allow you to force
certain settings including the super node functionality.

If they have removed that ability from the GPO template as well then I
would
expect the campus', that do allow skype, to drop it pretty fast.

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From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Theresa Semmens
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 10:23 AM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: [SECURITY] Version of Skype - "supernode"?

We allow Skype use on campus as long as they configure it  so that it is
not
in super node status. The Help Desk is informing me the new versions of
Skype do not have the ability to configure the application so won't
operate
in super node mode. Does anyone have any suggestions, instructions, on
how
to reconfigure these newer versions?

Theresa Semmens, CISA
NDSU IT Security Officer
PO Box 6050
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58108
Phone: 701-231-5870
FAX: 701-231-8541
Theresa.Semmens () ndsu edu

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a
tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
-Albert Einstein
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