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Old 04-11-2006, 02:30 AM   #1
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skype shows me online without internet

i want to know bit more about skype.
i have recently installed skype beta on my xp system in 2k3 server domain.
v have internet access thru proxy , when i log-in in skype it shows me on line but i niether see my added contacts on-line nor can i add a contact.
v have ISA 2004 istalled in proxy server.

cud u put some light on it.

one more thing related to skype that i want to know is even when there is no internet why it shows me logged in and online?

Old 04-11-2006, 04:24 AM   #2
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Erm, don't think you come to quite the right place for asking Skype questions whilst running Windows considering this is a Linux forum :-) The Skype forums might of more use, but when I've ran Skype under Windows I've encountered it showing me as being online when there's no Internet connection so don't whether it's just a bug in the software or what. It might be you need to change your firewall settings (though I've never worked with ISA) to allow Skype to connect, or within the Skype settings I think there's an option to tell it to use port 80 or 443 as a fall-back method.
Old 04-11-2006, 04:49 AM   #3
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skype does not detect that the network is down. It just waits for a response until the timeout expires. The timeout is very long.
Anyway best is to run skype on linux if security, freedom, stability, flexibility and the betterment of humanity are of any importance to you.


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