Playstation 3 Network & Spark

For all the Spark/PS3 Users…

PS3 reportedly uses the jabber protocal as its core for buddy communication…

Does anyone know what is the IP or DNS name of the PSN Jabber server? (i know it runs on 5223)

It would be great if it was possible to connect to this service via Spark, i am a registered user, and can connect from my PS3

but i wonder could we connect via Spark and see our buddies online from work?

My router does not log the ip’s of outgoing TCP connections, so i can’t tell.

Anyone out there know if it would be possible to do this, or if PSN uses some custom Jabber server which we could never connect to…

Or if there would be additional development work required in the Spark client?


Hi Michael,

There are a number of packet sniffing/traffic monitoring tools you could use to watch the traffic that your PS3 is generating. You could look for traffic that is using the 5222/5223 ports to see which domain/ip address it is going to and then try and use it along with a username/password to try and sign in to the PSN network. I would be a bit surprised if everything just worked but myself, and I’m sure others, would like a report on your findings successful or not.