MSN 2011 support added – testers needed

October 27th, 2010 3 comments

MSN 2011 (MSNP21) support has been added to the MSN plugin. Get it from todays snapshot build, or out of CVS. Feedback is sought on how well this works, as this change is relatively extensive.

Doxgen documentation for IMSpector

February 22nd, 2010 2 comments

I’ve started some doxygen comments and configured doxygen into the source code repo. You can see some pre-generated documentation here:


It’s not quite finished yet, but hopefully people will find this useful.

IMSpector 0.9 released

July 20th, 2009 No comments

It’s release time again.  0.9 is primarily a bug-fix release, with only a couple of new features:

  • Yahoo via the web-client is now supported.
  • Logging of message texts can be disabled, while leaving in place message filtering etc.
  • MSN 2009 is now properly supported.

Debian IMSpector packages

July 19th, 2009 No comments

The user weldan has kindly created Debian IMSpector packages.  They are available here:

Thanks Weldan!

Added support for Yahoo via Web

April 19th, 2009 No comments

The next version of IMSpector will include support for Yahoo’s new Flash-based IM “client”.  The client speaks a varient on the normal Yahoo IM protocol, on the same port (5050).  The logical thing to do was to modify the existing protocol handler so it understands them both, and this is what I’ve done.  Message injection seems to work as well, though nothing is very heavily tested so far.

I have no idea why the Yahoo Flash client dosn’t speak the normal protocol.  It is anoying when IM providers do not act logically.  Even stranger, the protocol is a weird hybrid of XML and the old tag/marker/value/marker system used by the old protocol.  I also found out that the flash client will fall back to port 80 if 5050 is blocked.  Yet more trouble for firewall admins!

Thanks to Steve Baker for pointing out that IMSpector did not support this protocol.