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Port Forwarding via Instant Messaging

Another plugin thet exploits Instant Messaging to transfer data. This time I’ve implemented a port forwarding using NetCat that do all socket stuffs. The plugin simply encode and transfer data from local pidgin to the buddy’s pidgin. There another ncat instance connect to the host we want to reach. The bandwidth is… ehm… quite low (1 KB/s with default settings) but sometimes it’s useful to pass through NATs, firewalls, …

It’s very basic and the next step should be to implement a real socket server that accepts multiple connections keeping them distinct (At the moment you can tell ncat to accept several clients but the traffic is mixed up).

Instant messaging Port Forwarding



If you have time to waste take a look!