Skype Bandwidth Cosumption?

Knapp magick.crow at
Mon Oct 19 06:26:25 UTC 2009

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 4:12 AM, David Kuntadi <d.kuntadi at> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 9:05 AM, Lindsay Mathieson
> <lindsay.mathieson at> wrote:
>> After a considerable amount of pain I have Skype Sound + Video working from
>> the repos on Karmic Beta 1 :) Now can chat to my parents in New Zealand. The
>> Logitech WebCam E3500 actually works pretty well.
>> Once concern is that a remember a fair amount of fuss with regards to Skype
>> peer-peer usage consuming your bandwidth even when offline, so long as the skype
>> client is still running. With my cap at 7GB/Month this is a big issue.
>> Is this still an issue if behind a Firewall? I have my router set to block all
>> incoming connections and allow all outgoing.
> As long as your skype is contactable, I guess it is still an issue.
> DK

Seems that I read something here about being able to limit bandwidth
by program. That might work. Also, if you plan you call times you can
just turn the program off.

Douglas E Knapp

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