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how can i find ip address from a chat conversation

Posted on 2004-04-26
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i was wondering if i could find ip address from a chat conversation.... would i be able to find the ip only during chattin(when there is server to server communication ) or after the chat conversation....iif so how does it work... i wanna find out the ip address of a person whom i am chattin in yahoo messenger ...

thanx in advance
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a trick you may try: just enable file transfer during the chatting procedure, regardless if your buddy agree to receiving the file or not, a connection is going to be established for the file transfer, so you may use NETSTAT -A to check the buddy's ip address.
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thanx bbao ..but i was wondering if there is a possible way to find ip durin a chat conversation or can it be determined after chattin by savin the message index .....if so how ??
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> i was wondering if there is a possible way to find ip durin a chat conversation

as i mentioned above, it is possible to find the buddy's ip address if you invoke file transfer during the conversation even the connection is denied finally.

> or can it be determined after chattin by savin the message index .....if so how ??

what do you mean about the "message index"? personally, and commonly, you can not determine the ip address after the conversation except that your IM client supports detailed log on this.
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by:bbao
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hi TheLearnedOne, i think i have given the answer. you know, file transfer is TCP based, connection oriented, you certainly can use NETSTAT command to learn which IP you are connecting during the session of file transfer. regards, bbao
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