November 12th, 2002, 04:34 AM
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...
November 12th, 2002, 05:19 AM
Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.
November 12th, 2002, 05:38 AM
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.
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November 12th, 2002, 04:26 PM
yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...
November 12th, 2002, 05:08 PM
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.