Opened 20 months ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#21526 new enhancement

Implement the OSCAR protocol

Reported by: claus Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Tor Messenger Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: clokep Actual Points:
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we sould implement the ICQ Protocol the Tor Messanger,
it is one of the most used protocols! this would make Tor Messanger more convenient and attractive

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comment:2 Changed 20 months ago by claus

implement the Protocol:
OSCAR (Open System for Communication in Realtime)
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and ICQ.

comment:3 Changed 20 months ago by arlolra

Cc: clokep added
Priority: Very HighMedium
Severity: MajorNormal
Summary: implement ICQ ProtocolImplement the OSCAR protocol

This is tracked upstream as

It looks like there's a WIP patch there by clokep.

comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by cypherpunks


According to security analyst Jeffrey Carr, use of ICQ may cause security problems because it was purchased by Russian investment company Digital Sky Technologies. ICQ has fallen out of fashion in the US and the UK, but it remains popular in Eastern Europe and Russia. Carr says the new ownership may be used by Russia's powerful secret service, the FSB (formerly the KGB) since Russian law requires ICQ to open its logs whenever they want

comment:5 Changed 20 months ago by cypherpunks

AOL's OSCAR network protocol used by ICQ is proprietary and using a third party client is a violation of ICQ Terms of Service, nevertheless a number of third-party clients have been created by using reverse-engineering and protocol descriptions.

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