[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Requirements for IM File Transfer

Tobias Markmann tmarkmann at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 13 22:58:44 UTC 2007

Exactly. You can't expect an IM client to handle transfers of CD or DVD
image sized files. For these large files protocols like BitTorrent have been
developed and work really nice on doing that.

On 9/14/07, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> Michal 'vorner' Vaner wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 04:39:46PM -0500, XMPP Extensions Editor wrote:
> >> The XMPP Extensions Editor has received a proposal for a new XEP.
> >>
> >> Title: Requirements for IM File Transfer
> >
> > May I add that it is sometime desirable to transfer large files,
> How large is "large"? Just curious!
> I didn't address file size at all in the requirements yet, but I think
> it may help to think about what we mean by "large" and "small". I have
> heard of some companies where it is not rare for an email attachment to
> be 2G!
> > so they
> > must go "trough" and not get saved as whole somewhere.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "go through and not get saved as a whole
> somewhere". Does that mean the file never even exists on the sender's
> device, that it doesn't get stored in the middle somewhere?
> And part of what we need to consider is how many potential recipients
> there might be. If there are lots of recipients, a technology like
> torrent is probably more appropriate.
> Peter
> --
> Peter Saint-Andre
> https://stpeter.im/
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