How to get Ip address of your online buddy in yahoo messenger?

What software can detect ip address of your chatmate  in yahoo messenger? thanks
jakepaoAsked:
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michkoCommented:
You may want to double check the Yahoo rules and guidelines on using their messenger program.  It is possible this violates their rules of software use.  This also speaks to questioning why you would need the ip address of someone you are chatting with.  Only justifiable reason I could think of is if that person is engaged in some criminal activity.  But even then, you wouldn't really need the ip, you would report them to the appropriate authorities and let them handle it.

That being said, it's not hard to find how to get this information:
http://www.webhosting.uk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633
although be aware you may get only the ip address of the server yahoo is using.

Additionally, unless they are on a connection that has a static ip address, their ip will change occassionally.
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jakepaoAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks man!
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michkoCommented:
Did any of the suggestions help resolve your situation?  If so, please accept the post that provided your solution.  If not, please advise what you tried and the results, so we can continue to troubleshoot your problem.  
Thank you.
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