P2P Connect Failed error with SkypeMar 10th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Linux / Freebsd
Skype refused to login today, quoting this lovely error to me everytime I tried. After a little bit of googling I was overwhelmed with results from dim-witted people suggesting to delete ~/.Skype to fix this problem and I thought I would make a quick post to hopefully help people fix this properly.
The issue here is the shared.xml file has gone bad on you, it resides in ~/.Skype so yes deleting the entire god damn directory will solve your problem as it deletes this file int he process but it also deletes all of your chat histories and one day a lawsuit might be determined by those chat history(trust me on that one) so only a moron is going to clear out the lot just to get at one file. So shutdown skype go into ~/.Skype and rm shared.xml . Restart skype and your problem is solved.