[JDEV] File Transfer Proposals

Dave dave at dave2.dave.tj
Wed Feb 20 14:38:42 CST 2002

...not really, especially if you consider the extra Jabber-based stuff
that must be done if you want to use simple socket streaming ... remember:
HTTP over PASS is 100% firewall-safe and fully defined without the need
for any back-and-forth negotiations :-)

Dave Cohen <dave at dave.tj>

P.S. - Basically, the only difference between our simple HTTP server
and the plain socket is that the plain socket will have to stay in
communication with the Jabber client (so you can't quit your Jabber client
if people are downloading from you, and if your Jabber client crashes,
everybody has to restart his downloads), while the simple HTTP server only
needs to be fired up to listen on a pre-existing socket for a request,
send the data, and then close the socket and exit.

Richard Dobson wrote:
> Thats still much much more complex than writing simple socket streaming,
> thats probably 3 hours (socket data streaming) vs 3 days maybe more (for a
> simple HTTP server).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave" <dave at dave2.dave.tj>
> To: <jdev at jabber.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 10:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [JDEV] File Transfer Proposals
> > Here's another potential solution:
> > Instead of writing a full-fledged HTTP server, just write a cheap one that
> > understands simple GET requests and simple upload requests.  That way,
> > you'll have compatibility with a standard (HTTP), but the implementation
> > won't be much more complex than a simple socket.  What do you think?
> >
> > Dave Cohen <dave at dave.tj>
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