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Re: Version of Skype - "supernode"?
From: Theresa Semmens <theresa.semmens () NDSU EDU>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 08:18:46 -0500

What if it is not supported via GPO?  Which is true for our University.

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

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-----Original Message-----
From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Todd Clementz
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:05 AM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Version of Skype - "supernode"?

That's a good point...as I understand it, Skype is enabled as a supernode by
default unless otherwise specified.  If you can't see whether it is turned
on or not how do you check to see if it is turned off.  Has anyone talked
with their support team about the issue?

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

-----Original Message-----
From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Memisyazici, Aras
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 3:00 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: Re: [SECURITY] Version of Skype - "supernode"?

Taken from: http://www.skype.com/security/Skype-v1.5.adm

<snip>

                        POLICY !!DisableSupernodePolicy
                                EXPLAIN !!DisableSupernodePolicyExplain
                                VALUENAME "DisableSupernode"
                                VALUEON NUMERIC 1
                                VALUEOFF DELETE
                        END POLICY

</snip>

That's listed as the latest .adm, and it looks like they are still
supporting it! So as long as you are deploying Skype via GPO Soft.
Install, you should be good to go.

Is there a tool to determine whether or not a particular Skype install
is in super-node or not? *(other than checking bandwidth usage)* That
would really be the true test to see fi the policy is actually being
ignored by the client or not :)


Aras "Russ" Memisyazici
Systems Administrator
 
Virginia Tech
Office of the Vice President for Research

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