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    Getting an IP address using an Instant Messenger

    Hey! I need some help...Someone asked me if there are other ways to get an IP address from someone using MSN Instant Messenger other than sending a file and using netstat. I said not yet. My understanding is that the computers are directly linked together when they send files, like P2P. Am I wrong?

    Also, which Instant Messengers are vulnerable to this way of getting an IP address?

    Thanks for any help...

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    Senior Member cwk9's Avatar
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    You might want to take a look at this thread.
    Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.

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    AntiOnline Senior Medicine Man
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    There are many tools you can download to accomplish this feat.

    And to answer your question, whenever, wherever, whatever programm you are using, when you make a direct connection to exchange files, or what ever your IP can be exposed by that command. Doesnt have to be a messaging programm. Your Ip is broadcast all over the place, its the only way data can fid its destination. I would recommend a lesson in TCP/IP, before you go any further.

    Also, good luck at keeping this thread outta the very negitve catagory.
    It is better to be HATED for who you are, than LOVED for who you are NOT.

    THC/IP Version 4.2

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    Senior Member tampabay420's Avatar
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    netstat -a?
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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    netstat -a doesnt work, it will only give you the ip of aol or whoever the im service is. however, if you can connect directly through transfering a file, then run the netstat -an command while the file is in trans, you will get the ip of the other party.

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