Read additional frequently asked questions for clients and the Escargot service.
Since the original sort of lacked a good overview page, because it just redirected to Version 8, below is the former side bar, which will be turned back into a sidebar later, but for now is a temporary overview/index.
Protocols/MSNP/Overview can probably be merged into this, as well as an overview of commands or at the very least the highest level of information. In the end, the style and layout, as well as sidebar should match Protocols/OSCAR.
If a page seems to be missing, more than likely the capitalization is incorrect because it was all over the place in the import. So fix or report missing pages.
Some fancy language needs to be here describing everything.
- Escargot Wishlist: List of things we're after that'd benefit Escargot development and support.**
- Missing Client Versions: Ongoing list of missing builds of client software Escargot targets. Currently only accounts for MSN Messenger software.**
- MSN/WLM Activities: Information about MSN Messenger/WLM Activities.
- Client downloads: Versions of MSN/WLM for download.
- Clean install: How to do a clean MSN Messenger/WLM install.
- Compatibility: Escargot server compatibility with MSN Messenger/WLM versions.
- Debug logging: How to enable various MSN Messenger/WLM logging options to ease your life debugging MSN Messenger/WLM.
- Identify MSN Messenger/WLM version from setup: How to identify the exact MSN Messenger/WLM version contained in a setup file.
- MSN/WLM PCAP files: PCAP files (Wireshark captures) of MSN Messenger/WLM traffic.
- MSN Polygamy: How to enable MSN Polygamy manually.
- MSNP protocol docs: MSNP documentation.
- MSNP21 changes (w/ editors notes): Changes introduced in the mess of a protocol that is MSNP21
- Messenger:mac Details: Technical information about the Messenger:mac client released by Microsoft.
- MSNP on WebTV/MSN TV: Notes on how MSNP was utilized on Microsoft's WebTV/MSN TV service.
- Relaying Party Suite: Information on Relaying Party Suite, a challenge-response method utilized in MSNP15 and above.
- Spotlife: Information about Spotlife, the system used to solve the NAT problem with the webcam functionality.
- Tools: Tools that may ease your life working with MSN Messenger/WLM.
- URLs used by MSN/WLM
Successful login logs:
Windows Live Network Protocol
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- Version 16
- Version 15
- Version 14
- Version 13
- Version 12
- Version 11
- Version 9
- Version 8
Windows Live Client Protocol
- Need menu like OSCAR w/ just version numbers, and template should allow passing of version number and/or page depending, even if not in use for now, have a default template ready w/ it including categories.
- If it's only on archive.org, it all needs to be properly organized here, not all copy/pasted willy nilly like 7th grade book report on General Smedley Butler. All should be listed here, as seen below, so that when pages are being cleaned up things aren't re-imported. Always include Protocols/MSNP category.
- In fact, just import everything, because if Microsoft won't put everything in one place, we will. Also external links to further information related to the protocol can be linked, so long as their content is imported as it's clear people want madd creditz for their content but they're too lazy/stupid to keep their sites up, so they're only as reliable as the information they can provide until they're flushed down the Internet toilet.
- Protocols/MSNP/General/Commands and Protocols/MSNP/Reference/Commands should be merged into just Protocols/MSNP/Commands.
- Protocols/MSNP/General/Connections and Protocols/MSNP/General/Overview can be moved out of general.
- Setup forum @ https://forum.nina.bz/forum-14.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Live_Messenger MSNP 2: - https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-movva-msn-messenger-protocol-00 MSNP 8: - http://msn-messenger-protocol.herokuapp.com/index.php MSNP 7: - http://msn-messenger-protocol.herokuapp.com/sitev1/ MSNP 8 - 18: - http://web.archive.org/web/20150310041951/http://msnpiki.msnfanatic.com/index.php - http://msnpiki.tadeu.org/index.php (site down) - http://imgate.wikidot.com/ (Circles/Groups) MSNP 9: - http://web.archive.org/web/20040218095638/http://wisoftware.host.sk/msn6/ MSNP 21: - https://code.google.com/archive/p/msnp-sharp/wikis/KB_MSNP21.wiki - https://searchcode.com/codesearch/view/2262024/ - https://wenku.baidu.com/view/73b4f9fe941ea76e58fa0456.html Other: - Summary: http://wiki.dequis.org/projects/msn/protocol_versions/ - Docs: https://github.com/msndevs/protocol-docs/wiki - SSO Sample: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/24444/Single-Sign-On-with-MSN-Protocol1 - MsgrConfig.asmx sample: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg04225/getclientconfig.log * Compare imported from XML dump with the following to make sure it's as equally badly formatted before improving, because right now it's even worse: http://web.archive.org/web/20100225061312/http://msnpiki.msnfanatic.com/index.php/Command:RNG * Already poorly imported MSN Object from zoronax.bot2k3.net: [[Protocols/MSNP/MSNC/MSN_Object]], needs to be cleaned up * Need to import: http://web.archive.org/web/20080309042523/http://siebe.bot2k3.net:80/docs/?url=home.html * https://github.com/msndevs/protocol-docs/wiki * https://gitlab.com/escargot-chat/server/-/wikis/protocol-docs * http://web.archive.org/web/20120119043443/http://telepathy.freedesktop.org/wiki/Pymsn/MSNP/ContactListActions * https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/f0766af1-beed-4381-beb0-a45ed8acd4c7/cant-authenticate-loginnetpassportcom?forum=wlmessengerdev * http://wiki.dequis.org/projects/msn/protocol_versions/ * http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/24444/Single-Sign-On-with-MSN-Protocol1 * https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10900899 * https://github.com/billiob/papyon/tree/master/papyon/service * http://www.hypothetic.org/docs/msn/general/overview.php
The MSN polygamy program changes one byte (0xb7 -> 0xb6) at 0x1406b1 (7.0.0770): ```diff - 01406b0: b73d 0000 0f00 b585 0001 6a00 ffff 2877 + 01406b0: b63d 0000 0f00 b585 0001 6a00 ffff 2877 ``` Location of this byte in several version of MSN (English): ``` MSN 1.0.0863: 0x 263ce MSN 2.0.0083: 0x 2acef MSN 2.0.0085: 0x 2ad07 MSN 2.2.1053: 0x 17160 MSN 3.0.0286: 0x 1f234 MSN 3.5.0077: 0x 30389 MSN 3.6.0025: 0x 2f82d MSN 4.5.0121: 0x 4e692 MSN 4.6.0073: 0x 1e794 MSN 4.6.0083: 0x 2b9c4 MSN 5.0.0544: 0x 46739 | nexus: 0x655a0 | 0x f048 MSN 6.0.0602: 0x ccbf2 | nexus: 0x1f164 | 0x1f238 MSN 6.2.0137: 0x dffe1 | nexus: 0x22ce0 | 0x22d68 MSN 7.0.0777: 0x1406b1 | nexus: 0x2cd80 | 0x2ce18 MSN 7.0.0813: 0x147079 | nexus: 0x2d098 | 0x2d140 MSN 7.0.0820: 0x147112 | nexus: 0x2cfb8 | 0x2d060 MSN 7.5.0311: 0x157607 | nexus: 0x2e8f8 | 0x2e9b8 MSN 7.5.0324: 0x1580ec | -- | 0x2e9e8 WLM 8.1.0178: 0x1430ef MSN < 5: uses registry for messenger.hotmail.com MSN 5 - 7.0: uses nexus (5 - 6 also use registry as cache for NS) MSN 7.5 - 8: uses RST WLM 2009+: uses RST2
MSN 1.0 (1999-07-17): 2 MSN 2.0 (1999-11-16): 3 2 MSN 2.2+ (2000-03-28): 4 3 MSN 3.0+ (2000-08-07): 5 4 MSN 4.5+ (2002-09-24): 7 6 5 4 MSN 5.0 (2003-02-19): 8 MSN 6.0 (2003-07-11): 9 8 MSN 6.1+ (2004-06-01): 10 9 MSN 7.0 (2005-03-31): 11 10 MSN 7.5 (2005-10-18): 12 11 10 WLM 8.0 (2006-06-19): 14 13 WLM 8.1+ (2007-01-29): 15 14 13 WLM 9.0 (2007-11-07): 16 15 WLM 14 (2009-01-07): 18 17 WLM 15 (2010-09-30): 21 20 19 18 17 WLM 16 (2012-08-07): 21 20 19 18 17
MSN Era (199X - 2012)
MSNP0 - Existence unconfirmed; most likely doesn't exist MSNP1 - Existence unconfirmed; possibly doesn't exist MSNP2 - Used in MSN Messenger 1.0; first publicly released version of the MSNP protocol; recognized MD5 and `CTP` authentication methods (plaintext); supports basic contact management (add/remove contacts to `FL`, `AL`, and `BL`), `RL` notifications, sending service invitations to unregistered users via e-mail (`SND`), and switchboard messaging. MSNP3 - Used in MSN Messenger 2.0 and WebTV/MSNTV build 2.5; removed `CTP` authentication; introduced `IMS` command to toggle the ability to send switchboard requests and receive switchboard invitations (only officially used on WebTV's Messenger client) MSNP4 - Used in MSN Messenger 2.2; No known changes MSNP5 - Used in MSN Messenger 3.0; introduces custom user/contact properties (`PRP`/`BPR`), server-side alerts (`NOT`), paging MSN Mobile devices (`PAG`/`IPG`), and the ability to add a custom message and name to service invitation emails (`SDC`) MSNP6 - Used in MSN Messenger 3.6 and WebTV/MSNTV build 2.8; Now requires users to have their account verified to use services and introduces required challenge/response authentication post-login (`CHL`/`QRY`) MSNP7 - Used in MSN Messenger 4.5 - 4.7 (to our knowledge); Adds support for contact groups MSNP8 - Used in MSN Messenger 5.0, Windows Messenger 5.1, and MSN Messenger 4.7 builds 2005 - 3001; obsoletes MD5 authentication in favor of new HTTPS-based `TWN` authentication; restricts MSN subscriber accounts to be logged on to MSN Explorer to use Messenger services; adds capabilities support for contacts MSNP9 - Used in MSN Messenger 6.0; adds basic P2P support with the MSNObject for contacts and the `D` type for switchboard messages, which facilitates the MSNC P2P protocol; `QNG` now sends an argument - a randomly generated number that is believed to range from 40 - 60 that signifies the timeout in seconds before the client should send another `PNG` MSNP10 - Used in MSN Messenger 6.1 and 6.2; starts integrating Messenger with Hotmail with several updated versions of commands and using UUIDs in place of numeric IDs for user items (on official servers Messenger and Hotmail groups were also integrated with each other); also allows changing a user's display name through `PRP` MSNP11 - Used in MSN Messenger 7.0; adds support for notifying users of updated MSN Spaces blogs from contacts, managing MSN Mobile credits (`SBS`), server-side client configuration (`GCF`), `UBX` (setting user details like PSM, current media, etc.), and retrieval of OIMs (offline messages, at the time called Offline Mobile Messages and were only possible to send through supported mobile devices); challenge/response authentication is updated to be more complex. MSNP12 - Used in MSN Messenger 7.5; still uses `TWN` authentication method but official client used an HTTPS SOAP-based login service for the process (the previous HTTPS service was primarily header-based); adds support for network IDs to identify contacts from different networks (in this case mainly to identify Messenger and phone contacts) and also allows for real-time and detailed notifications regarding contacts' MSN Spaces blogs thanks to `NOT`; sends capabilities ID of users in switchboard rosters/join notifications MSNP13 - Used in Windows Live Messenger 8.0 betas (and possibly some final versions?); deprecates client-side `GCF` in favor of server-side `GCF` sent during the initial authentication phase; also deprecates `SYN` and contact/group-related commands in favor of SOAP-based ABCH services and XML-based `ADL` and `RML` commands for adding/removing contacts to lists (ABCH services are used to better integrate Messenger and Hotmail together) - `ADL` is also used to sync contact lists to the server using data from the ABCH services, so server-side contact lists on the protocol server are nonexistent at this point; `GTC` is obsoleted and sending the command results in a server disconnection; allows sending of OIMs on desktop clients through SOAP services; server can now request client for its lists (`RFS`); support for sending of client-specific messages to other users (`UUN`/`UBN`); server-side ABCH sync notifications with `NOT` MSNP14 - Used in Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0792; supports interoperability with Yahoo! Messenger (`UUM`/`UBM`); switchboard invitations can now be marked by the server to indicate if the client should connect through direct protocol servers or gateways MSNP15 - Used in Windows Live Messenger 8.1 and 8.5; adds `SSO` login method - uses the same HTTPS SOAP login service, but now [another challenge/response function](http://web.archive.org/web/20100402035335/http://msnpiki.msnfanatic.com/index.php/MSNP15:SSO) is required to login completely; 8.5-specific features: allows the ability to make profile roaming through several new ABCH services and new MSNObject type "14" is defined ("Location"; removed after betas for privacy reasons) MSNP16 - Used in Windows Live Messenger 9.0 Beta and Messenger:mac 8.0.2; introduces support for MPoP (Multiple Points of Presence), allowing users to sign in on several devices at once with the same account, and signature sounds (sounds that your contacts can hear when you log in); switchboards now have to accommodate with the new MPoP system by requiring switchboard initiators to invite their other sessions and for the servers to send join notifications and roster information in a specific order MSNP17 - Used in early Windows Live Messenger 2009 betas; not much is known about it but it appears to have support for an earlier version of Circles (those use ABCH services that are undocumented at the moment) MSNP18 - Used in later Windows Live Messenger 2009 betas and final WLM 2009 builds; official client uses revamped version of the HTTPS SOAP login service, but `SSO` authentication method is still the same; utilizes `UUM` to send offline messages in place of OIM SOAP services (SOAP is still used to retrieve them); supports Circles, officially named Groups (a mix of ABCH services and new/reutilized MSNP commands, `SDG` being a major example of a new command heavily used for Circles); introduces ability to report users from NS (`VAS`, at this time currently undocumented) MSNP19 - Existence unknown MSNP20 - Used in Windows Live Messenger 2010 Beta; not much else is known aside from this right now MSNP21 - Used in Windows Live Messenger 2011 and 2012; complete revamp of MSNP protocol; uses `PUT`/`NFY PUT` to broadcast statuses of contacts to users and `SDG` completely replaces switchboards; `ADL` and `RML` commands have their payload data restructured; server migration commands can now be specified to redirect to an HTTP gateway server; introduces dedicated multi-user chats referred to as "Multiparties"; setting PSM is now delegated to a web service; introduces ability to tell other PoPs when you close a window in one session
Metro & Post-Live Era (2012 - 2019(?))
MSNP22 - Used in Windows 8's UWP Messaging app; only works through HTTPS gateway; official client used `WEB` authentication method, but official servers also accepted `SSO` method as well; only login portion has been documented fully, the rest is up for debate MSNP23 - Existence unconfirmed; most likely doesn't exist MSNP24 - Another revamp of the MSNP protocol used in Skype clients from 6.14 all the way to 7.x (Windows); new commands are used to authenticate (meaning no specified authentication methods anymore) and also for normal service usage (`SDG` being a major exception), and almost all currently available commands are payload commands; the fact that Microsoft kept this version of MSNP in use some time after they discontinued their Messenger service (and finally killed off the servers for that around 2017) until around 2019 is surprising, as at that point MSNP as a protocol was around 20 years old and on life support MSNP25 - Speculation has been made about this version potentially existing due to the behavior of the protocol servers when MSNP24 was initially discovered, but at this point we still don't have hard proof that it even existed at all. MSNP26+ - Most likely that these versions don't exist, period
URLs used by MSN
Essential: - `messenger.hotmail.com`: MSNP connection; all versions - `messenger.hotmail-int.com`: MSNP connection; some betas, including 5.0.0327? - `gateway.messenger.hotmail.com`: HTTP proxy for around the MSNP connection; all versions - `nexus.passport.com`: Provides login url; MSN 5 - 7.0 - `config.messenger.msn.com`: MsgrConfig file that specifies tabs, ads, etc; MSN 6+ - `loginnet.passport.com`, `login.live.com`: IDCRL login; MSN 7.5+ - `byrdr.omega.contacts.msn.com`: SOAP contacts; WLM 8 Non-essential/additional services: - `ows.messenger.msn.com`, `rsi.hotmail.com`: Offline messaging servers, send and receive respectively - `login.live.com`: HTTP(S) authentication to Windows Live ID and acquiring of x509 certificates for secure peer-to-peer (p2p) connections for the Sharing Folders feature - `*.storage.msn.com`: Online storage of user tile, status message, display name, and Windows Live Space storage? WLM 8.0+? - `sup.live.com`: What's New service; WLM 2009+ - `sqm.msn.com`: Software Quality Management; telemetry/log submission - [`g.msn.com URLs`](g.msn.com-urls): URL shortener for various Microsoft/MSN/Live services and downloads - `c.msn.com`: "To set an anonymous unique ID for a user to personalize the Windows Live experience" - `crl.microsoft.com`: "To access the latest Certificate Revocation List (CRL) in order to check the validity of a certificate" - `*.edge.messenger.live.com`: "Various core Messenger operations. For example, echo servers that are used to establish direct connectivity between two messenger clients for peer-to-peer (p2p) communication when clients are behind firewalls" - `relay.data.edge.messenger.live.com`: "Media relay used to transfer binary data (files, voice, or video)" - `rad.msn.com`: "To download advertising content display in the client and to download ad-sponsored personal expression content, such as display pictures, and emoticons" - `appdirectory.messenger.msn.com`: "Used by Messenger activities/games applications that run inside Messenger applications" - `images.messenger.msn.com`: "For messenger image files" - `spaces.live.com`: "For the contact card" - `relay.voice.messenger.msn.com`: "Media relay used for voice" g.msn.com: Final URLs from this Microsoft URL shortener. ``` g.msn.com/5meen_us/1 http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/downloads/2000/imclient.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/2 "No such link" g.msn.com/5meen_us/3 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/default.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/4 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/5 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/default.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/6 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/7 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp g.msn.com/5meen_us/8 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/9 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/10 "No such link" g.msn.com/5meen_us/11 http://loginnet.passport.com/login.srf?id=2&svc=mail&cbid=24325&msppjph=1&lc=1033 -> http://www.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/sbox -> http://lc2.law5.hotmail.passport.com/cgi-bin/login?_lang=EN&lc=1033&fs=1&ct=1043371254&tw=86400&id=2&kv=0&rru=%2fcgi%2dbin%2fhmhome&reason=nocookies g.msn.com/5meen_us/12 "No such link" g.msn.com/5meen_us/13 http://www.passport.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/14 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/15 http://memberservices.passport.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/16 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/17 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/18 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/19 http://www.msn.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/20 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/21 http://my.msn.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/22 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/23 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/24 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/25 http://search.msn.com g.msn.com/5meen_us/26 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/27 http://eshop.msn.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/28 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/29 http://moneycentral.msn.com/home.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/30 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/31 http://communities.msn.com/people/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/32 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/33 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/34 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/35 http://join.msn.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/36 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/37 http://explorer.msn.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/38 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/39 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/40 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/41 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/42 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/43 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/44 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/45 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/46 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/47 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/48 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/49 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/50 http://members.msn.com/find.msnw?pgmarket=en-us g.msn.com/5meen_us/51 http://members.msn.com/rootcat.msnw?pgmarket=en-us g.msn.com/5meen_us/52 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/53 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/54 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/55 http://g.msn.com/5meen_ms/55 -> http://status.messenger.msn.com/Status.aspx g.msn.com/5meen_us/56 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/57 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/58 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/59 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/60 http://messenger.microsoft.com/tabs/tabxml.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/61 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/62 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/63 http://help.msn.com/EN_US/HelpWindow_msg.asp?INI=Messengerv60DL.ini&H_VER=1.7 g.msn.com/5meen_us/64 http://help.msn.com/EN_US/HelpWindow_msg.asp?INI=Messengerv60XP.ini&H_VER=1.7 g.msn.com/5meen_us/65 http://messenger.microsoft.com/redirs/validate.asp -> http://memberservices.passport.net/uiemailval.srf?id=507&ru=http://messenger.microsoft.com&lc=1031 g.msn.com/5meen_us/66 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/67 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/68 http://help.microsoft.com/EN_US/HelpWindow_msg.asp?INI=macmsgv35.ini&H_VER=1.5&H_APP=MSN%20Messenger g.msn.com/5meen_us/69 http://www.pocketpc.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/70 http://www.microsoft.com/products/ceip/en-us/default.mspx g.msn.com/5meen_us/71 http://groups.msn.com/messengerv6beta g.msn.com/5meen_us/72 http://groups.msn.com/messengerv6beta/emoticons.msnw g.msn.com/5meen_us/73 http://groups.msn.com/themsnmessengergroup/displaypictures.msnw g.msn.com/5meen_us/74 http://groups.msn.com/messengerv6beta/backgrounds.msnw g.msn.com/5meen_us/75 http://support.microsoft.com/directory/worldwide/en-us/oemdirectory.asp?sd=gn g.msn.com/5meen_us/76 http://messenger.msn.com/resource/Emoticons.aspx?mkt=en-us g.msn.com/5meen_us/77 http://messenger.msn.com/resource/cTiles.aspx?mkt=en-us g.msn.com/5meen_us/78 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/79 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/80 http://messenger.msn.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/81 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/82 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/EDIT_PASSPORT_PROFILE.ASP g.msn.com/5meen_us/83 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/84 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/85 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/86 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/87 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/88 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/89 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/90 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/91 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/92 http://www.mcafee.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/93 http://www.norton.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/94 http://messenger.msn.com:80/redirs/IE6_DOWNLOAD.ASP -> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1e1550cb-5e5d-48f5-b02b-20b602228de6&DisplayLang=en g.msn.com/5meen_us/95 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/96 http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?icp=msn&slcid=US g.msn.com/5meen_us/97 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/netmeeting/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/98 http://privacy.msn.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/99 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/resources/msnmessenger/default.mspx g.msn.com/5meen_us/100 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/MOBILE_SETTINGS.asp -> http://mobile.msn.com/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/101 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/SEARCH.asp -> http://g.msn.com/5meen_us/50 g.msn.com/5meen_us/102 http://messenger.msn-int.com/redirs/FORGOT_PASSWORD.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/103 http://messenger.msn-int.com/redirs/PORTAL.asp -> http://g.msn.com/5meen_us/19 g.msn.com/5meen_us/104 http://messenger.msn-int.com/redirs/BUDDY_BROWSE.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/105 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/SIGNUP.asp -> http://registernet.passport.net/reg.srf?lc=1033 g.msn.com/5meen_us/106 http://messenger.msn-int.com/redirs/VIEW_PROFILE.asp -> http://members.msn.com/?pgmarket=-&mem= g.msn.com/5meen_us/107 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/PANE_HELP.asp -> http://help.msn.com/EN_US/HelpWindow_msg.asp?INI=&H_VER=1.7& g.msn.com/5meen_us/108 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/COPPA.asp -> http://kids.passport.net/Default.srf?lc=1033,id=507,ru=http%3A%2F%2Fmessenger%2Ehotmail g.msn.com/5meen_us/109 http://messenger.msn-int.com/redirs/SERVER_STATUS.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/110 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/WHATS_NEW.asp -> http://messenger.msn.com/Feature/WhatsNew.aspx g.msn.com/5meen_us/111 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/TERMS_OF_USE.asp -> http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Terms.aspx g.msn.com/5meen_us/112 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/PRIVACY.asp -> http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Privacy.aspx g.msn.com/5meen_us/113 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/114 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/QUALITY.asp -> http://messenger.msn.com/Help/ceip.aspx g.msn.com/5meen_us/115 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/116 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/BACKGROUNDS.asp -> http://messenger.msn.com/resource/cBackgrounds.aspx?mkt=- g.msn.com/5meen_us/117 http://messenger.msn-int.com/redirs/INT/DISPLAY_PICTURES.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/118 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/119 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/120 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/121 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/WINMSGR_UPGRADE.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/122 http://messenger.msn.com/download/v6preview.asp?client=1 g.msn.com/5meen_us/123 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/SQM_PROGRAM.asp -> http://g.msn.com/5meen_ms/70 g.msn.com/5meen_us/125 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/ADVANCED_SEARCH.asp -> http://g.msn.com/5meen_us/50 g.msn.com/5meen_us/126 http://messenger.msn-int.com/redirs/SEARCH_BY_INTEREST.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/127 ? g.msn.com/5meen_us/128 http://messenger.msn-int.com/redirs/GET_A_CAMERA.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/129 http://messenger.msn-int.com/redirs/CAMERA_INFO.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/130 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/HELP_TOUR.asp -> http://messenger.msn.com/Tour/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/131 http://registernet.passport.net/reg.srf?lc=1033&id=956 -> https://login.passport.com/ppsecure/secure.srf?lc=1033&id=10&ru=https://registernet.passport.net/reg.srf%3Flc%3D1033%26id%3D956%26sl%3D1&tw=20&kv=7&ct=1080343292&cb=&checkda=1&msppjph=1&ems=1&seclog=10&ver=2.5.0809.2&tpf=8efe35464f32f67488bfc47aaf806eb2 g.msn.com/5meen_us/132 http://register.passport.net/reg.srf?lc=1033&id=956 g.msn.com/5meen_us/133 http://messenger.msn-int.com/redirs/EMOTICONS.asp -> http://help.msn.com/EN_US/HelpWindow_msg.asp?INI=Messengerv50.ini&H_VER=1.7&Topic=emoticons.htm&H_APP=MSN%20Messenger g.msn.com/5meen_us/140 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/TSG.asp -> http://messenger.msn.com/ct/ g.msn.com/5meen_us/141 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/CONTACTUS.asp g.msn.com/5meen_us/150 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/SURVEY_FREE.asp -> http://feedback.live.com/eform.aspx?productkey=wlmessenger g.msn.com/5meen_us/151 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/SURVEY.asp -> http://feedback.live.com/eform.aspx?productkey=wlmessenger g.msn.com/5meen_us/155 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/IE6_DOWNLOAD.ASP -> http://g.msn.com/5meen_ms/94 g.msn.com/5meen_us/161 http://messenger.msn.com/redirs/MOBILE_LEARN.ASP -> http://g.msn.com/5meen_us/167 g.msn.com/5meen_us/167 http://mobile.msn.com/?lc=EN-US g.msn.com/5meen_us/177 http://ideas.live.com/programPage.aspx?versionId=7adb59de-a857-45ba-81cc-685ee3e858fe g.msn.com/5meen_us/61229 "No such link" ```
Clicking "MSN Today" does a request to http://config.messenger.msn.com/Config/MsgrConfig.asmx. MSN also keeps trying to get that URL for a while, until it gives up. When it gives up, it removes the "MSN Today" button.
Here is a list of documents that may prove useful:
- Microsoft Messenger:mac v5.1 - Deployment Guide: [Messenger51_NetAdminGuide__2_.pdf](https://storage.levelleap.com/nina/wiki/msnp/Messenger51_NetAdminGuide__2_.pdf)
- Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 Beta Build 08.00.00.100305 - Release Notes: [Messenger8Beta_ReleaseNotes__1_.pdf](https://storage.levelleap.com/nina/wiki/msnp/Messenger8Beta_ReleaseNotes__1_.pdf)
- MSN Messenger on PocketPC - Help: [2003_MSN_20Messenger_PPC__1_.pdf](https://storage.levelleap.com/nina/wiki/msnp/2003_MSN_20Messenger_PPC__1_.pdf)
- ~~MSN Messenger Activity SDK - Documentation (September 2005): messengerActivitySDK__1_.zip~~ File possibly lost
- ~~MSN Messenger Activity SDK - Documentation (September 2006): msnmessengeractivitysdk__1_.zip~~ File possibly lost
- MCG APIs for MSN Games and Messenger: [MCG_20APIs_20for_20MSN_20Games_20and_20Messenger.zip](https://storage.levelleap.com/nina/wiki/msnp/MCG_20APIs_20for_20MSN_20Games_20and_20Messenger.zip)
- Live Connect Preliminary - Documentation (November 2012): [LiveSDK.chm](https://storage.levelleap.com/nina/wiki/msnp/LiveSDK.chm)
- A Guide to MSN Communication Services: MSN Spaces, MSN Messenger, MSN Hotmail - Reviewers Guide (December 2004): [MSNWave10RG__1_.doc](https://storage.levelleap.com/nina/wiki/msnp/MSNWave10RG__1_.doc)
- A Guide to MSN Integrated Communication Services: MSN Spaces, MSN Messenger, MSN Hotmail (April 2005): [MSNWave10RG__5_.doc](https://storage.levelleap.com/nina/wiki/msnp/MSNWave10RG__5_.doc)
If you have pcap files from Messenger, it would be interesting to share them as they will be useful in order to understand the protocol.
On pcapr.net (now defunct), a search for "msnms" gave these files:
- ~~h_263_fast_cif_00000_20050908165359.pcap~~ File lost
- ~~h_263_fast_cif_00004_20050908165454.pcap~~ File lost
- ~~MSN_and_XMPP_00002_20090928130210.pcap~~ File lost
- ~~MSN_and_XMPP_00001_20090928130006.pcap~~ File lost
- On this webpage (https://seginfo.com.br/2011/11/01/demonstracoes-e-gabarito-do-desafio-pratico-analise-forense-em-trafego-de-rede-2/), you can find this file:
- In this github project (https://github.com/hc9725/my_etherdump), you can find these files:
- In this github project (https://github.com/markofu/pcaps), you can find this file:
- In this github project (https://github.com/ntop/nDPI), you can find this file:
- ~~msnms.pcap~~ File lost
- On the WireShark website (https://wiki.wireshark.org/MSNMS), you can find this file: