[icq-devel] Family 2 SNACs on ICQ



darkagl darkagl at pcnet.com
Fri Feb 15 22:16:30 CET 2002


they work, but ICQ clients don't bind their away messages to the profiles
like AIM clients do, so you'll just get a null profile and signon data.

the proper way to get the away message in icq, of course, is through a
direct connection tcp ack or the tunneled-through-oscar equivalent.

On Fri, 15 Feb 2002, Zoe Smale wrote:

> The past couple of days I've been looking at the various Family 2 SNACs, and 
> it seems to me that most of them are probably not used by ICQ (such as the 
> Directory Profile and User Interest SNACs). However, the User Info SNACs 
> (2/5 and 2/6) certainly look like they could be used in ICQ, but I've never 
> actually seen them called.
> 
> I haven't actually got as far as writing a client yet, so I'd like to ask 
> anyone that has a working client whether they've used any of these SNACs 
> successfully. And if SNAC 2/5 does actually work in ICQ, can it also be used 
> to retrieve the ICQ away message? And what happens if you request the user 
> profile (as used by AIM) for an ICQ user? Does it fail or does ICQ generate 
> some sort of profile message like it does on the "Unified Messaging Center" 
> webpage?
> 
> Actually, now that I think about it, even the Directory Profile request 
> (SNAC 2/B) and the User Interests request (SNAC 2/11) could theoretically be 
> used to query ICQ directory information. If anyone feels like giving those a 
> test too, I'd be very interested to know the results.
> 
> Thanks
> - Zoe
> 
> 
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