[JDEV] File format for JIM log files

Joe Hildebrand JHildebrand at jabber.com
Thu Jan 9 14:33:39 CST 2003

The log files that JIM writes are encrypted, as a result of adamant customer
requirements.  The key to decrypt those files is not publicly available (for
obvious reasons), and I don't know of any way to retrieve the data in them
without using JIM.

You are correct that we no longer offer JIM as a product of Jabber, Inc., so
the support available is limited.  However, please do contact our support
organization if you feel you need to go forward with this approach, and
we'll see if there's anything possible we can do to help.

Joe Hildebrand
Chief Architect
Jabber, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Reinke [mailto:John.M.Reinke at mail.sprint.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 1:53 PM
> To: jdev at jabber.org
> Subject: Re: [JDEV] File format for JIM log files
> On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 14:12, civintel at comcast.net wrote:
> > have you inquired w/ jabber.com ( 
> http://www.jabber.com/support.php  ) ?
> > JIM is their IM client.
> Nope. They haven't offered that client for a while, so I 
> assume it is no
> longer supported.
> Besides, if there is encryption or some other algorithm involved, I
> figure I'd get more information from someone here than from their
> support. I don't think they'd add that feature to their software and
> then freely tell how to circumvent it.
> If access to these logs becomes a big enough problem, I'll certainly
> take that approach.
> John
> > From: "John Reinke" <John.M.Reinke at mail.sprint.com>
> > 
> > > Does anyone know what file format is used for JIM 
> client's chat log
> > > files?
> > >
> > > I have someone who has a lot of log files, and wants to 
> be able to use
> > > them without having to open each up in JIM to view/export 
> them. I wasn't
> > > able to find anything in any of the archives, and I 
> haven't been able to
> > > find a pattern within the files, so I'm guessing there is 
> some type of
> > > light encryption being applied...
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