[standards-jig] On-the-fly zlib and/or bzip2 compression for file transfer.

IW0 iw0 at poczta.onet.pl
Fri May 16 21:33:50 UTC 2003


I think, that file transfer for Jabber should support bzip2 and/or
zlib compression. Also think about encryption.

Compare ZeBeDee: http://www.winton.org.uk/zebedee/
"Zebedee is a simple program to establish an encrypted, compressed
"tunnel" for TCP/IP or UDP data transfer between two systems. This allows traffic such as telnet, ftp and X to be protected from snooping as well as potentially gaining performance over low-bandwidth networks from compression."
ZBD is under GPL.

Why adding compression support? This question is quite tautological ;)
We can gain more kbps.

Encryption (maybe use GPG asymmetric encryption also for file
transfer) is good for paranoid and/or business users.

Best regards,

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