AOL Instant Messenger Seminar Overview

Presentation date (first / last): April 29, 2001 / April 29, 2001


AOL Instant Messenger ( is an extremely popular instant messenging system. Originally available exclusively to AOL service subscribers, now anyone can download a free Instant Messenger client. Clients communicate with one another through a large server network (maintained by AOL) using one of two protocols: Oscar or TOC. The goal of this seminar is to provide a brief overview of each of these protocols.