MSN:Protocol Basics

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Features

The MSN protocol has the following features:

  • Avatars
  • Conferencing
  • File transfer
  • Instant messaging
  • Remote assistance
  • Voice chat
  • Webcam support
  • Whiteboard

Network

The MSN protocol connects to its servers over the following ports:

  • Chat port: 1863 (TCP)
  • HTTP chat port: 80 (TCP)
  • File transfer port: 6891-6900 (TCP)
  • Phone: 2001-2120, 6801, 6901 (UDP)
  • RTP: 5100
  • Voice chat: 6901 (UDP, TCP)
  • Whiteboard: 7800-7825 (TCP)

Known servers are:

  • Pager server: messenger.hotmail.com
  • HTTP method server: gateway.messenger.hotmail.com