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find ip address for msn massenger user?

Posted on 2008-09-29
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hi
i am using mac leopard operating system
is there a way to find an ip address for msn messenger  for a specific person ?
i can do that using windows but i don't know how to do it with mac ?
if there is a softwear will be more helpful ?
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Open up terminal, type in "netstat -n", it displays active connections and the respective IP's of the other end. Now, send a file to someone on your contact list, type in "netstat -n" while it's transferring the file and check the new connection. That's the connection to the person using MSN. There, you have the IP :P
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hi
i have done it
but i got so many ips ... which one is it ?
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Cross-reference the outputs of the command, it's the one that wasn't listed before. It might be port 1863, but that's not always the case -- try plain "netstat" to see if that helps.
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