[jdev] Re: Multiple/parallel file transfers

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Mar 25 17:50:52 CST 2005

On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 06:27:46PM -0500, Anthony Ortiz wrote:
> I've implemented file xfer support in my client and have tested it
> against both Psi and Exodus extensively, transferring multiple files
> at the same time both ways and I can confirm that it works. However,
> it is (as you said) one stream per xfer... I think what George wanted
> was a method where one stream could send multiple files in batch
> rather than sending/receiving them as individual downloads.
> Is there a reason why multiple file xfer's are not in the jabber
> protocol yet or if it was, why it was deferred??

There's the "tree transfer" JEP:


Some developers have told me that's overkill, though, since you may
simply want to transfer multiple files rather than an entire tree.


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