Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging Protocols

Instant Messaging is based on the RVP protocol. RVP, developed by Microsoft, uses an open, distributed model that enables developers to create interoperable client and server solutions that make Instant Messaging compatible with different products, platforms, and vendors. This protocol provides users with interoperability with client software for instant messaging. It conforms to the standards being developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which is the principal organization developing specifications for Internet standards.