[JDEV] File transfer ideas

jankowski at bigwhoop.org jankowski at bigwhoop.org
Fri Feb 15 16:19:20 CST 2002

/me agrees - I havent really seen a thorough, complete description with
any of the new file xfer ideas...

Also, what cant people do w/ OOB that they want to?

I think it would be a cool if a client implemented an
in-client-temporary-mini-httpd, using any port they wanted, to serve files
to those requesting them.  Seems like you could roll enough security into
the randomness of a generated URI to do at least what any other idea
would, or at a minimum provide as much security as your jabber
conversation would otherwise have.  That also keeps file transfer as p2p,
and doesnt burden the server.

The suggestion here seems like something better handled by, for example, a
"file aggregating component"(ala an FTP service), which could clearly use
a combination of OOB and some discovery method to do what it needed to.


On Fri, 15 Feb 2002, Dave wrote:

> It sounds quite cool, but I just have a few quick questions:
> Can you please define "server?"
> Can you please define "client?"
> Can you please define "sender?"
> Can you please define "receiver?"
> Can you please define "user?"
> I was having a little trouble following the specifics, and I suspect that
> a more concrete definition for each term will probably help me out a bit.
> Sorry,
> Dave Cohen <dave at dave.tj>

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