[tor-relays] exit and skype

Jon Gardner jon at brazoslink.net
Sat Nov 9 16:15:02 UTC 2013

On Nov 5, 2013, at 1:00 PM, Jan Hendrik den Besten <tor at janhendrik.eu> wrote:

> Boy, now I am in trouble...
> I run an exit node from my home address for a few weeks now, but my gf
> starts complaining she cannot use Skype anymore to chat with her mum.
> I understand Microsoft blocks all tor exits from accessing Skype. Is there
> anything I can do except converting the exit into a relay?

As others mentioned, Jitsi is a great alternative, but to your question: If you want a happy gf, you'll need Skype, and the only sure fix is to convert to a non-exit. The Skype problems will magically disappear after a few days. Using a VPN *might* work, but Microsoft blocks access from many of those too.

Complaining to Microsoft, especially if you're a paying Skype customer, might not help, but it can't hurt.


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