[jdev] Multiple/parallel file transfers

Justin Karneges justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com
Fri Mar 25 05:16:28 CST 2005

On Friday 25 March 2005 02:58 am, George Hazan wrote:
> I can't find any recommendation in the JEPs how to make multiple file
> transfers (i.e. when a user needs to send several files). Should I send
> them one by one, reestablishing the bytestream every time?

Currently yes, this is the only standard way to do it.  There was a JEP to do 
"Tree Transfer", but it was not well received, mainly because it doesn't 
solve the bytestream reestablishment problem.

> How can I establish a passive file transfer, 
> when a listener is being created by a target, not by an initiator?

The JSF Council was not interested in this feature (also known as 
role-reversal), so I created it as an extension and optimized it beyond what 
we had originally discussed.  It is documented below as Fast Mode:

Psi has been using this for over a year now without problems.

> Can I use the 
> same bytestream for all files? Can I send file[s] in parallel, inside
> one/many sessions/streams?

The same URL above also describes a Multiplex mode, however it is just an 
idea, I've never implemented it nor tried pushing it as a standard (yet).


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