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This isnt of any malicious intent, but i thought its a cool little trick that hopfully still works. say you have a buddy you want to surprise with a RDP connection. But you dont know his ip address to his house/local network. Bummer eh? Well i dunno if this has been posted but a neat way to do this is im him through one of your numerous messengers and send him a file(like a song? just somthing that will give you a few seconds). open up a command prompt type netstat -n and view your ip his ip and the protocol. the protocol is keen as it will most likly clue you in to which one it actually is.
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This isnt of any malicious intent, but i thought its a cool little trick that hopfully still works. say you have a buddy you want to surprise with a RDP connection. But you dont know his ip address to his house/local network. Bummer eh? Well i dunno if this has been posted but a neat way to do this is im him through one of your numerous messengers and send him a file(like a song? just somthing that will give you a few seconds). open up a command prompt type netstat -n and view your ip his ip and the protocol. the protocol is keen as it will most likly clue you in to which one it actually is.
I know this isnt For malicious Intent but isnt that seen as an insecure connection and an attempt to hack? Just wondering.
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You can find IP's from IM's....sorta.

I have only delt with these 2 clients - im not sure about the others.

MSN: MSN use proxys to transfer data (files, messages etc) thus masking the other persons IP BUT if your lucky; when you send a file a direct connection will be established. Making it possible to get their IP.

AIM: I'm not sure wheather AOL use proxies too; but you can force a direct connection. When you do this you can quite easily get the other person's IP by using the method you discribed.

BTW; any malicous acts carried out using the information above, are not my responsibility and I take no blame.
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well its using tools that are commonly open, like the netstat and netstat -n commands in command prompt. using proxies doesnt help i think. correct me if im wrong.
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or in an IRC, type "/ip"
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Yep, these are just fun ways to place 1001 porn links on your buddy's desktop.
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