[JDEV] File transfer and Jabber

Todd Bradley TBradley at jabber.com
Mon Apr 23 16:40:11 CDT 2001

> Again, I disagree. The Jabber architecture is very much like SMTP, and 
> SMTP servers have been handling "in-band" file transfers for decades. 
> Even huge ISPs and mail services accept file enclosures, although they 
> may impose limits on the file size.

Yes, but SMTP servers have never pretended to be
"instant".  If I'm running an INSTANT messaging
server (which I am), I want the traffic to be as 
lightweight as reasonable so that processing and
delivery remains as INSTANT as possible.


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