Are I.P. addresses visible while IMing?

Trashman

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I am wondering, when chatting with somebody via AIM (AOL instant messenger) or Yahoo! instant messenger, is it possible to see the I.P. address of the person you're messaging with and vice versa?
 
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It depends on the protocol. I know that with AIM, your IP address is hidden unless you're directly connected. I don't know about Yahoo. Are you trying to find someone else's IP address, or are you worried about someone else seeing yours?
 

9volt

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You could probably figure it out with a packet sniffer if the IM software didn't provide IP info.
 
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