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Skype Resolver

Skype revolutionized the way people communicate during the Internet age, with a nearly-universal online messaging application and simple-to-launch group chats – and of course, free phone calls and video communication. Those features attracted more than half-a-billion total users and convinced Microsoft to spend $8.5 billion dollars to buy the company a few years back. Many apps have gained traction since Skype was first released in 2003. It remains the world’s largest VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service, however, now boasting nearly a billion registered users, with more than 70 million of them using Skype during peak times.
Because of its enormous user base, Skype is front-of-mind for nearly anyone who is online regularly. Its name has been accepted into most major dictionaries, and “Skype” has become a generic verb used to refer to contacting someone over the Internet. Because of its ubiquity, Skype is a regular focus of discussion in every online forum imaginable, and you may have come across the term “Skype resolver” without knowing its meaning. We’ll be taking an in-depth look at what a Skype IP resolver is and what it does shortly, but in order to understand the concept it’s important to understand how the VoIP service works.

Breakdown of Skype's Functionality

You probably already know how to access Skype’s functions as an end-user, but that’s not what we’re getting at by the phrase “how Skype works.” What we’re more concerned with here is how Skype works internally; in other words, the technology it utilizes to connect you to other users.
The first basic fact to understand is exactly how information is transmitted on the Internet in general; it’s done in what are called packets. Whatever you’re sending gets broken down into small chunks of data (the packets) which are sent individually to their destination over the network of cables and computers which make up the Internet, often by different paths. When the packets all arrive, they are reassembled so what is received looks exactly like what you’ve sent. That could be a very messy process. The reason it’s not is because all computers that send and receive data online use the same set of rules known as the Internet Protocol, usually abbreviated as “IP.” (No, it’s not a Skype IP resolver – don’t worry, we’re getting there.)
So how do the packets all arrive at the right place? In the same way that you put an address on a letter, there’s a unique address assigned to every receiving computer. Those also conform to the Internet Protocol (so there’s no confusion), and each computer’s label is called its “IP address.” You’ve probably seen them before; they are four digits separated by periods, like Every receiving machine has its own unique IP address. When you make a VoIP phone call on Skype, a so-called peer to peer (P2P) connection is established between your IP and the IP of the person you’re calling, creating a relatively secure link between the two IPs.
It wouldn’t be right to summarize the process by saying “It’s that simple!” because it’s far from simple. But the technology to use packets to send messages, phone calls and video chat back and forth over the Internet has been established for some time, works well, and you don’t need to understand the technical stuff in order to learn about Skype resolvers and what they do.

Skype IP Addresses

Whether you’re familiar with Skype or use a different instant messaging or VoIP application, you’re aware that you are identified to other users on the system by a screen name, account name, or whatever else the system calls it. On Skype your public ID is the user name which your contacts can see and which others can search for on the system. However, computers can’t send packets of information over the Internet to “Dogman7653” or “Sally Jones.” We’ve already established that online communication between computers is based on IP numbers, so in order for someone to message or call you, the Skype system has to take your user name and figure out the IP address associated with it so the communication link can be established.
“Ah!” we hear you saying. “They use a Skype IP resolver to do that!” You’re close, but not exactly right. Be patient, we’ll get to what a Skype resolver does shortly.
A Skype user must, of course, connect to the service in order to use it. And the user’s client (the software used to operate an application on a local machine) wouldn’t be able to communicate with Skype’s servers if the service didn’t know what IP to send information to. That means Skype knows your IP number. However, for security purposes your IP isn’t made public in your profile, your online communications, or anywhere other users could find it. Someone who knows your IP could theoretically interfere with your communications or computer, so it’s hidden for good reason – after all, the person with whom you’re messaging or speaking doesn’t need your IP number. That’s only needed “behind the scenes” by Skype.
(Just as an aside, Skype is much more diligent in protecting user privacy than many of its competitors. Random selection of the ports used for transmission makes it difficult for local system administrators to monitor or block Skype traffic, and encrypted peer communication does a good job of preventing others, including the government, from seeing what you’re typing or hearing what you’re saying. It’s not foolproof, but it’s much more secure than the norm.)
Anyone who lives in modern society is well aware, though, that just about any system can be circumvented and any security scheme can be hacked. You don’t have to have had your identity stolen to know that no computer system is 100% secure. Some may be more secure than others, but there’s always a backdoor – and someone who figures out a way how to enter it. That (finally!) brings us to the details of Skype resolvers.

What a Skype Resolver Does

A Skype resolver, In a nutshell, finds a way to get “inside” of Skype in order to identify a user’s IP number. As we’ve said, you don’t need to know someone’s IP in order to communicate with them on the service. There are those who want to discover IP numbers for other reasons, though. They may be individuals who simply want to locate another person geographically to determine whether that person has been truthful about their personal details, or they may be business competitors trying to track the comings and goings of corporate executives. They may want to be able to identify someone so they can collect a debt, or report them for something they’ve said or done. Or they may want to disrupt someone’s online communication for other reasons; the use of a resolver will certainly allow them to do that because once they have a target IP, they know exactly where to launch a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack to boot someone offline – and keep them off – for a period of time.
Whatever your motivation, a Skype IP resolver allows you to determine most people’s IP simply by knowing their Skype user name. It doesn’t work for every single user, because there are very complicated settings involving ports and proxy authentication in the Skype control panel that people can change to hide their IP address fairly effectively; they can be using proxies so their “real” IP isn’t available to Skype; or they may simply have a dynamic IP from their ISP which changes regularly. However, most people don’t change their settings or use proxies, and even if someone has a dynamic IP it probably won’t refresh quickly enough to keep them from being discovered.
Skype resolvers are able to get the job done in most cases, though, so it’s worth taking a look at exactly how they do their job.

How a Skype Resolver Works

You’re likely not interested in the inner workings of a Skype IP resolver, but here’s the down-and-dirty explanation anyway. The most common method uses a script that creates a link with a Skype user name inside. That link is then sent to a modified Skype client (that’s just the software, remember?) hosted on a web server. When the client tries to add the user name to its Skype contact list but can’t, the user’s information – including the associated IP address – is added to a debug log. The IP then appears in plain text on the log, courtesy of the Skype resolver. Similarly, a CloudFlare resolver uses the aforementioned method as well, but with slight modifications. Another method used to find a Skype IP is to initiate contact with the target user, and then use an IP sniffer like the network analysis tool Wireshark to watch incoming and outgoing traffic in order to grab the user’s IP number.
Here’s what you’re probably more interested in: how an end user can make use of a Skype resolver to find someone else’s IP address. It’s surprisingly simple, because there are companies that operate resolver services listed on search engines and hacker sites. Many of them are free because the operators are trying to sell stresser services (also known as booter services) for DDoS attacks to visitors and users. Others are packaged together with IP stressers, so that you receive access to the resolver when you purchase a booter package. In any event, if it costs you anything to use an online Skype resolver, it won’t cost very much.
The actual process of using a resolver takes just a few seconds. You enter the Skype user name you want to trace (and usually a capcha word or phrase), click the button, and the IP will be delivered to you. No muss, no fuss.
You should be aware that Skype resolvers don’t work quite as well as they once did, because the company has been trying to patch the holes in their system which allow resolvers to operate. Additionally, anyone who is connected through a VPN (virtual private network) will be somewhat protected because a resolver will return the VPN’s IP number and not the user’s actual IP. However if the goal is to disrupt communication, a DDoS attack launched against the VPN will accomplish much the same thing as an attack against the user’s personal IP: disrupting and possibly taking down their VPN Internet connection. Even better, that creates a window of opportunity. When their VPN goes down, they will either wait for it to come back up or will switch to a different one – and when they first get back online, their true IP address will be briefly available via resolver until their VPN is recognized by Skype. Since most Skype IP resolvers will helpfully let you know if a connection it is trying to sniff out is being made through a VPN, you know exactly how to proceed.
Skype resolvers, like most tools which can be abused, aren’t perfect and have become less useful than they were a few years ago. However, they still represent one of the best ways to identify, track and potentially attack an online user.