[jdev] File transfer: "deficiency in the protocol"?
Mattias.Campe at UGent.be
Tue Jun 8 04:50:16 CDT 2004
I like Jabber very much, but file transfer has always been a problem. I
don't have much time (now) to do research on this, but I've tried a JAJC
<-> Trillian Pro, a Psi <-> Exodus and a Psi <-> Trillian Pro file
transfer. Others tried a Trillian Pro <-> Trillian Pro. All of them
It could be that they would work through some settings, but my opinion
is that it should work out of the box (like MSN <-> MSN works out of the
I've read (more like a "quick look" due to lack of time) the Psi-forums
and what I've read on  was "This is a deficiency in the Jabber
protocol, what can I say? I tried to argue for this extension almost two
years ago, but it didn't work out."
Do others also have file transfer problems? Do others agree there is a
deficiency in the protocol? All I can say is that file transfer should
be made easy, working out of the box...
FYI: all the file transfer tests were on a network where every computer
is on the same intranet (172.16.64.*), but to connect to the *I*nternet,
we need a vpn-connection (157.193.*). In linux this corresponds to eth0
I'm sorry I didn't tried to do more tests, but I really don't have the
time now. But I think easy file transfer is a key-thing for a
breakthrough of Jabber. If there wouldn't be any reactions, I pick up on
this later, when I have more time to do some in-depth file transfer tests.
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