yahoo's authentication method

Sulabh Mahajan at
Thu Apr 30 00:03:53 EDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 2:02 AM, John Bailey <rekkanoryo at>wrote:

> Al Cohen wrote:
> > Hi John,
> >
> > I heard a rumor that Yahoo is going to turn off the data center behind
> > sometimes in summer. If this is true, then pidgin
> > won't be able to connect to Yahoo.
> We've been told the same thing.  I'm inclined to believe it, although I'm
> surprised we haven't yet seen yahoo system messages at login about it.
> > How hard is it to implement protocol 0x10 (16)?
> The primary difference is just the login method, which has been reverse
> engineered and documented.  It's significantly simpler than previous
> versions.
> I have a patch provided to me by our voice and video SoC student from last
> year,
> but I haven't yet applied it because I'm waiting for our Yahoo SoC student
> from
> last year to sign off on it or commit the code he was already working on.
>  I was
> actually going to e-mail him about it in a week or two.

I am the Yahoo SoC student from the last year. Quite busy with exams these
days. Yahoo login is a small piece of code, should be easily finalized
between exams, give me 10-12 days.


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