[Standards-JIG] JEPS-0096 need for metadata extentions

David Waite mass at akuma.org
Fri Jun 4 14:47:21 UTC 2004


I don't quite understand what this stamp is meant to mean. Could not a 
malicious user or virus generate an identical stamp?

-David Waite

On Jun 4, 2004, at 5:58 AM, christian.stange wrote:

> In developing services over jabber file transfer, I ve stumbled over a 
> small problem.
>
> My intention is to provide virus scan on all files that goes trough my 
> server. I think I've managed to find a way to do this. But after doing 
> this, I wish to provide metadata that says I've scanned that file.
>
> My hope is that in a future I could write a client that exposed this, 
> and also could brand it:
>
>
> <file xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/si/profile/file-transfer'
>           name='test.txt'
>           size='1022'
>           hash='552da749930852c69ae5d2141d3766b1'
>           date='1969-07-21T02:56:15Z'/>
> <metadata>
> 	<viruscheck 
> xmlns='http://my_private_server/protocol/some_VS_namespace'
> 		status='clean'
> 		desc='Checked for Virus and Malware by MegaStupidCorp' />
> 	<someother .......
> 		/>
> </meatdata>
>
>
> I have several different needs for providing additional metadata to 
> filetransfers, and while I do not need other clients to interprete 
> these data (they are optional, informal data), I need all clients to 
> be able to log it (they are vital when we have to do bug tracking). 
> Lets drop the issue that most clients doesn't log filetransfers for 
> the moment (*shudder*).
>
> Thus there should be some kind of freeform metadata "area" in the 
> protocol where we can add private XML code that just get logged.
>
> As soon as we had put this "area" in the protocol, we could start 
> adding metadata protocols like formalizing an xml code for virusscan. 
> This way all servers that provided virusscan could investigate the 
> metadata and detect the need to viruscheck the file.
>
> Chris
>
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