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

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Jun 4 17:40:45 UTC 2004


Aside from David's point, you could do this with SHIM:

http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0131.html

Peter

On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 08:47:21AM -0600, David Waite wrote:
> 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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