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Some users, albeit far from a majority, are happily reporting they're now able to successfully reconnect to Skype following a problem which earlier this week floored the VoIP service.

The company is keen to stress that their servers didn't crash, and that there's no security issue, just an error in their client software which is preventing customers connecting to the network.

The exact details of the problem, and why it has surfaced now, aren't known. We'll have to wait until normal communications are restored before we can start pointing fingers.

One thing we do know is that the traditional phone companies are falling about this afternoon while chanting "I told you so" to anyone who'll listen. They've long been saying that a start-up like Skype didn't have the experience or knowledge to run a dependable network, and this outage would appear to prove them right.

Skype is going to have to come up with a very convincing explanation of how they're going to prevent this ever happening again if they're going to regain any kind of trust in the industry.®

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