ICQv7 protocol resources
Unofficial ICQv7/8 protocol documentation website
Me, my family, this page and stuff in it has no affiliation with Mirabilis, AOL, ICQ inc., or anyone else.
This page is dedicated to people interested in ICQv7 protocol, used by ICQ2000 and later versions.
Purpose of this page is to collect info obtained observing icq sent and received data (without reverse engineering) or from other unofficial documentation. Hope it helps building icq protocol related software.
The ICQ protocol changed a lot since ICQ 2000, AOL decided to use a very similar protocol to the existing AIM protocol. So, AIM protocol related information are useful. When not specified the stuff on this website is related to ICQv7. ICQv8 is a superset of ICQv7, thus use the same servers.
- ICQv7/8 (personal) protocol notes (Jul 12, 2003) by Massimo Melina
- Unofficial ICQv8 protocol documentation by Douglas McLaughlin
- Unofficial AIM/Oscar protocol specification by Adam Fritzler and Scott Werndorfer
- Unofficial ICQ database specification by Derek Soeder
- colored and commented dump of ICQ2001 logging into the server by Douglas McLaughlin
- ICQv8 documentation by Rüdiger Kuhlmann
- ICQv7/8 russian tutorial with Delphi sources by Alexander Vaga
- OSCAR (ICQ v7/v8/v9) protocol documentation by Alexandr Shutko
- perl module by Robin Fisher
- Able to send SMSs.
- jcq2k by Filippov Joe
- LGPL (then opensource) java package
- xorkeygn.zip by covertD
- pascal/c++ sources for DB password decryption
- TICQClient by Alex Demchenko
- Delphi component which implements a part of icq v8 protocol
- joscarlib by Fabrice Michellonet
- Java opensource high level library for instant messaging purpose. Support ICQ & AOL for now.
- perl proxy server by Robin Fisher
- Dumps communication on file. You need a perl interpreter to run it.
- Dumping Icq (build 17) by Massimo Melina
- Proxy server that dumps communication, written in Delphi. It unfolds FLAP and SNAC packets.
- Dumping Icq (build 8) sources by Massimo Melina
- I use a free version of Delphi 3, for networking (not included) I use Wsocket, a free library
- Ferret by Errata Security
- This tool correlates information broadcasted on wifi networks, include AIM/OSCAR traffic. The 'aimoscar.c' file is an interesting example of how to parse the protocol using a 'state machine'.
- &RQ by Massimo Melina
- Windows, freeware, not opensource (for now)
- ickle by Barnaby Gray
- Linux, opensource, c++, gtk
- vICQ by Alexander Timoshenko
- in Perl, with look&feel of micq
- KXicq2 by Herwin Jan Steehouwer
- Linux/KDE2, opensource, c++
- iXQ by Starman
- MacOS X, opensource, Objective-C
- Icy Juice by Mitz Pettel
- MacOS X, opensource, Objective-C, using libicq2000
- Miranda ICQ
- Windows, opensource, c
- Linux/GNOME, opensource, c
- YSM by rad2k
- Linux, opensource, c
- SmartICQ by Tronicer
- Windows, plugin for MIRC
- mICQ by Matthew D. Smith
- very portable ICQ console client, opensource, c
- JOscarLib by lolo101 & onixsf
- Pure Java implementation of the OSCAR protocol