AOL Instant Messenger Protocol

Detection Information

The following page provides information on the AOL Instant Messenger Protocol.

Protocol Description

AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) was an instant messaging and presence application created by America Online (AOL). The software used the OSCAR instant messaging protocol to communicate in real time. The software is now obsolete.

Full Name

Open System for Communication in Realtime

Abbreviation

OSCAR

Introduced

Version 2.88

Retired

Version 4.1.1

Port Reference - RFC

  • TCP 5190 - America-Online
  • UDP 5190 - America-Online

Category

Messaging

External Resources


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