Pidgin and Skype protocol

ChO₂ chemistrydioxide at
Sat Mar 7 09:21:07 EST 2009

Skype is probably not going to release their protocol. Both the protocol
and the official client are heavily encrypted and obfuscated because
Skype wants to discourage reverse-engineering.

I am afraid that Skype will not open their protocol before AIM, ICQ, MSN
and Yahoo have switched to XMPP. 

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Von: Matej Cepl <mcepl at>
An: support at
Betreff: Re: Pidgin and Skype protocol
Datum: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 17:57:11 +0100
Mailer: slrn/0.9.9p1 (Linux)

On 2009-03-03, 09:48 GMT, Emil Sekula wrote:
> Do you plan to add Skype protocol to Pidgin ?

I am quite certain that in the moment Skype will release 
specification of their protocol, somebody will make a plugin for 
pidgin ;-).


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