RPM packages for IMSpector

January 23rd, 2009 No comments

Frederic Descamps emailed me to say he has made some RPM packages for IMSpector 0.8. You can get them here:


Cheers lefred!

IMSpector progress update

January 21st, 2009 No comments

As anyone who has been to this site before will notice, IMSpector is now running on a CMS/blogging system called WordPress.  Hopefully it will make updating the site with news and general IMSpector goings on much easier!  The current theme is a temporary one; it needs the cool IMSpector logo adding at least.

A few bits of recent IMSpector work that will find its way into IMSpector 0.9 when its released:

  • MSN 2009 is now supported. A couple of annoying changes to the protocol were fairly easily worked around.  Cheers to Stig Arne Ims-Hollund for helping me test and get it working “blind”.
  • IMSpector can now hide the message text in the log file(s).  This could be useful when you only want to see who is using IM, but are not wanting to record the actual text of the message. It is still possible to censor conversations in this mode.  This is done with the hide_eventdata=on config option.

IMSpector 0.8 released

December 22nd, 2008 No comments

This is mostly a maintenace release, but it does add one cool new feature: the ability to inject messages into the conversation. Two types of messages can be generated: A “your chats are being logged” warning messages, and a notice when a file or message is blocked. The usual array of bug-fixes is also included.

IMSpector 0.7 released

July 28th, 2008 No comments

This release adds support for creating man-in-the-middle certificates on demand, easing the use of MITM-style monitoring. Also, IMSpector can now optionally operate as a HTTP proxy, enabling IMSpector to be deployed on any machine on the network, or even the machine running the IM client. The file-based ACL plugin has been overhauled to become a true ACL instead of a collection of white and black lists. IMSpector release archive now contains a perl-based CGI log-viewer.

Added daily snapshots

July 7th, 2008 No comments

Added daily release snapshots to the download directory, and added some screenshots for a couple of log viewers.