[icq-devel] question on direct connections

rad2k at mail.ru rad2k at mail.ru
Sat Apr 27 20:07:45 CEST 2002

i'll go take a look, i didnt know it was still v5 that means theres
lots of info out there too, thanks btw.



-----Original Message-----
From: Barnaby Gray <bgrg2 at cam.ac.uk>
To: icq-devel at blipp.com
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 18:46:05 +0100
Subject: Re:  [icq-devel] question on direct connections

> On Sat, Apr 27, 2002 at 02:09:11PM -0300, rad2k wrote:
> > hey guys, 
> > 
> > 	I've tried everywhere for a research on direct connections between clients
and found
> > nothing more than Massimo's packet descriptions. I would need to know -how-
> > connect with each other, im connecting to another client's tcp binded port
allright but once
> > i send a common FLAP/SNAC (instead of sending it to the server socket, i
send it to the client)
> > i get disconnected.
> Communication between clients isn't done using FLAPs/SNACs, that part
> of icq is still very similar to the old protocol. The handshake is
> almost exactly the same, except there is an extra byte on the start of
> packets and there is an extra exchange (so there are 3 exchanges). I
> don't have anything solid written down, but you're welcome to take a
> look at the sources for libicq2000 (it's in DirectClient.cpp you want
> to look). It's also almost the same pathetic (and broken) 'encryption'
> that is applied.
> Barnaby
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