A few questions which I couldn't find the answer!

Daniel Atallah datallah at pidgin.im
Thu Mar 10 10:52:40 EST 2011


On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:44, Marktplaats Marktplaats
<m4rktplaatz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Pidgin,
>
> I really like your program, but I am only using it because I think it hides
> my IP like other web messenger from people who use netstan -n to see my IP.
> So my question is... Does pidgin really hide's / encrypts my IP so other
> contacts in my list can't find it when the send me a file or something...

No, not necessarily.  Whether or not your buddies can tell what your
IP address is will vary according to the protocol and what you do.

> Is the connection between my and the contact through a pidgin server which
> hides my IP ? Also when they send me a file?

No, there is no "pidgin server", pidgin is just a client that connects
to the same servers as other clients.

>
> Next question: When someone send me a file, I can't see it... Also I can't
> see the pictures which they send...

Presumably this is with MSN, in which case it is a known issue.

-D



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