[Standards] file transfer

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Tue Aug 28 19:20:18 UTC 2007


Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Richard Dobson wrote:
> 
>> jingle bytestream
>> -----
>> When we come to implement file transfer using jingle I would suggest
>> that rather than creating a brand new backwards incompatible file
>> transfer protocol that we simply implement a new jingle bytestream
>> transport just like XEP-0047 and XEP-0065 which would allow complete
>> compatibility with the SI negotiation but still gets all the benefits a
>> file transfer over jingle UDP would bring, i.e. better likelihood of
>> connection.
> 
> I started working on such a beast a while back but never finished:
> 
> http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/jingle-bytestreams.html
> 
> That covered XEP-0065 only, but naturally we could define a transport
> type for IBB (XEP-0047) too.

So would this work like XEP-0047 and XEP-0065 and just act as an extra 
stream-method to plug into the SI negotiation? Which will then allow the 
reuse of most of the file transfer and SI code in clients.

Richard




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