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|DRC| Wartex






Saturday, July 19 2008, 23:12:50 #41015     How to prevent Skype from becoming a supernode


If you are direclty connected to the internet (i.e. you have external IP on your PC's network card, NOT behind a router), skype will use your connection to route other people's traffic. This will heavily load your network and CPU. To stop this, do the following:

Exit Skype.

Create a file called "nosuper.reg" and paste the following into it using notepad:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Skype]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Skype\Phone]
"DisableSupernode"=dword:00000001


Save the file and then double-click on it, you will be asked if you want to add this to your registry.

Click OK/Yes and restart the computer.
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|DRC| Zyprexa






Sunday, July 20 2008, 05:25:19 #41016     


nice info! For what skype versions does it do?
btw, I didn't know about skype being so barefaced to abuse your bandwidth!!!
(is that also the case when it reads during a file transfer: "relayed"?)
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Sunday, July 20 2008, 20:17:48 #41017     


I think starting from 3.0. When you do the file transfer and it's relayed, means it's using somebody else's bandwidth. If you are a supernode, other calls and files will be relayed via your connection.
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|DRC| psycheus






Tuesday, November 11 2008, 10:42:01 #41110     


Nice find. I don't use it that much but I don't want others using my bandwidth.
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