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

Tobias Markmann tmarkmann at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 14 07:39:13 UTC 2007

I use if for direct file transfers of big files too because the BitTorrent
clients are able to continue abort transfers and validate the transferred
data via hashs. As far as I know none of the protocols listed in the
proposed XEP support continue abort/paused transfers but in SOCKS5 there is
an option to pass a hash of the file to validate it.


On 9/14/07, Matthew Wild <mwild1+jig at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/13/07, Tobias Markmann <tmarkmann at googlemail.com > wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> I found myself receiving a file over 200MB only yesterday, simply because
> it was the easiest way to do it. Protocols like BitTorrent are more for
> publishing files, than direct file transfer.
> I don't see why it is *necessary* for the protocol to place a limit on
> file size at all, barring technical (implementation?) restrictions.
> Matthew.
> >
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