May 13th, 2003, 08:04 AM
Hi i'm new and i have a question
My question is what does it mean when I message someone on Aol instant messenger and the person doesn’t type anything they just “Connect to Send Image” over and over until I accidentally pressed enter and we have a connection, and then he closes the connection.
I didn’t understand what he was doing at first so I logged on as a different screen name and he tried doing the same thing again.
Can someone explain what went on? Or what should I do?
May 16th, 2003, 06:02 PM
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May 16th, 2003, 06:31 PM
The way you describe it's prolly someone who wants to know you ip, via AOL, MSN, and sort ... you can obtain the ip of someone by
putting up a real connection, not just chat, cause file transfers in chats are only set up via AOL, MSN, and then become p2p.
That way they have a direct connection and simply can do a netstat to obtain your ip or sending something malicious.
Anyway, this may be a lil paranoid ... , but heh this IS a security site hah...
BTW but do you know those persons then ?
May 17th, 2003, 06:24 AM
Lmao the guy is getting your IP address. If you on aim all he does is have to make a direct connection to your computer and then go to the ms-dos command prompt and type netstat -n and get your IP your ip would look something along the lines of 22.214.171.124:4443 the 4443 is the default port that aim uses for direct connections. Well if you like my reply give me AO points. lol later man