Where can I find...



Daniel Rudy
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
....the protocol specification for the Windows Messenger (not Msgs, MsnMsgs,
or other IM clients) service? I'm looking on msdn, and I found the APIs for
the messenger service, but that's not exactly what I need. Reason for this
is that I'm writing a unix tool to send administrative popup messages to
Windows clients over a network. Messages such as firewall alerts to a
security administrator. Because the machine sending the alerts is a bastion
host, I would rather not have to install Samba to get this functionality.
Anything that any of you can recommend is appriciated.

Please maintain crosspost. Thank you.

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Daniel Rudy

Dan Mitchell
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
"Daniel Rudy" <nospam@nospam.net> wrote in
news:ermmFOdVFHA.2572@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl:
> ...the protocol specification for the Windows Messenger (not Msgs,
> MsnMsgs, or other IM clients) service? I'm looking on msdn, and I
> found the APIs for the messenger service, but that's not exactly what
> I need. Reason for this is that I'm writing a unix tool to send
> administrative popup messages to Windows clients over a network.
> Messages such as firewall alerts to a security administrator. Because
> the machine sending the alerts is a bastion host, I would rather not
> have to install Samba to get this functionality. Anything that any of
> you can recommend is appriciated.

The protocol almost certainly isn't published, as with most of those
sorts of things -- but assuming that Samba has funcionality equivalent
to 'net send', you could just grab the source and use that as
documentation. That's what did when I needed to do some NTLM stuff a
while ago, it's not a lot harder than starting with a description of the
byte stream. A quick google for samba "net send" looks fairly hopeful.

Also, you do realise that people might have the windows messenger
service turned off because of messenger spam? I guess if they're on a
LAN you probably have more control over that sort of thing.

-- dan


Where can I find...