[Standards] Binary data over XMPP

Tomasz Sterna tomek at xiaoka.com
Tue Nov 6 09:44:15 UTC 2007


Dnia 06-11-2007, Wt o godzinie 09:17 +0000, Richard Dobson pisze:
> > And repeat the FTP + statefull firewall nightmare?   
> Sorry but what??? Can you explain exactly what you mean by this.

Ever tried to get FTP protocol through FW/NAT?
It requires protocol level command channel tracking, to find out related
data channels and let them in.
Special handling, special modules, special setup - ergo: nobody bothers.

This is one of the reasons why HTTP (one connection) is omnipresent,
even for file archives, and FTP is becoming forgotten.

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