logging chats

David Jackson davidj411 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 17:35:37 EDT 2010


is the sametime protocol encrypted?

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 4:12 PM, Daniel Atallah <datallah at pidgin.im> wrote:

>  On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 15:46, David Jackson <davidj411 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > my company has disabled the ability to save chat logs.
> > i would like to use command line wireshark (tshare.exe) to sniff the
> traffic
> > and log it to a file.
> > unfortunately, the data seems to come in non asci format (seems like hex)
> >
> > "C:\Program Files\Wireshark\tshark"  -i 5 -R tcp.port==1533 -S -V
> -Eheader=n
> > -Tfields -e data
> >
> > output looks like
> >
> 00000053000400000000000101f500000045000000450002000a373539373931363632390000000001000a373539373931363632390060000...
> >
> > how can i convert it to something i can read?
>
> Why do you think that what is transferred over the wire would be in a
> loggable format? It will vary by protocol and may be encrypted.
>
> This is not a good idea.
>
> If you must try to circumvent your employer's policies, your best bet
> is going to be with a plugin of some sort.
>
> Note that this is a public mailing list.
>
> -D
>
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