On 5/9/06, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org> wrote:
> I know this is a bit off topic, but the best computer people I know are on
> this list! :-) So...
> I have a client who uses AIM for business. He needs to centrally log all
> AIM conversations. It is a small company (25 seats) so a $10,000 security
> appliance is not a good solution. Besides, it would replace m0n0wall, which
> is performing very well. All I need is an AIM proxy. FOSS would be best,
> but cheap is OK as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I'd probably just drop in some old PC running FreeBSD 6.1 and aimsniff
on a span port, or a hub off the LAN interface of the firewall if I
had to. http://www.aimsniff.com
That's assuming AIM hasn't added any encryption capabilities in the
last year or so, it's been that long since I've looked at any AIM
traffic. I seem to recall some add on software for AIM that does
allow encryption of message contents, this would also assume nothing
like that was in use. Granted, any network-based IM monitoring would
have trouble in cases like that.