Get IP of XMPP Buddy

Nikolaus Rath Nikolaus at
Fri Apr 24 19:09:41 EDT 2009

Using a plugin wouldn't be the problem, writing it first is. I was
hoping that someone else might have already done it, but from the
comments so far I'm pretty sure nobody did :-). I don't need it badly
enough to start with the coding, so I'll stick to the
solution for now.


ChO₂ <chemistrydioxide at> writes:
> If you really need this, you could write an XEP and a plugin to do this,
> but then both users will need to use the plugin in order to see each
> other's IP.
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> Von: Dave Warren <lists at>
> An: support at
> Betreff: Re: Get IP of XMPP Buddy
> Datum: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 08:45:09 -0700
> Mailer: Forte Agent 5.00/32.1171
> On Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:34:04 -0400, Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus at>
> was claimed to have wrote:
>>Jo-Erlend Schinstad <joerlend.schinstad at> writes:
>>> That would be a very, very, strange feature of the XMPP protocol.
>>Why is that? 
> Because it isn't necessary, and doesn't directly benefit the user in any
> specific way.
>>As has already been mentioned, this is essential to set up
>>direct connections for file-transfer, video, speech etc. 
> Yes, and in those cases the IP will be exchanged if it's known.  Since
> it's not needed for chat, it isn't disclosed.
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