[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Requirements for IM File Transfer
tmarkmann at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 16 16:43:55 UTC 2007
For sending a file to multiple recipients something BitTorrent like could be
used too, which bases on Jingle and ICE if someone is willing to write down
a XEP. But maybe that's beyond the usual IM P2P features. ;)
On 9/14/07, Olivier Goffart <ogoffart at kde.org> wrote:
> Le vendredi 14 septembre 2007, Michal 'vorner' Vaner a écrit:
> > Hello
> > On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 04:39:46PM -0500, XMPP Extensions Editor wrote:
> > > Title: Requirements for IM File Transfer
> > With some more thinking, I have few more things that would be good to
> > have:
> > • Serverless mode (for link-local)
> > • Doesn't go to server and back on LAN (If you have bad internet
> > connection, but more computers on LAN).
> > • Way of checking the transfer went well - some kind of hash
> > • Sending whole directories (may be another XEP, that just advertises a
> > directory with all its files and will auto-accept an transfer for each
> > of the files)
> > • I often hear people asking, if encrypted transfers are possible
> > Furthermore, it should be easy to implement. (if we just all had IPv6,
> > simple TCP connection would work)
> I agree that P2P filetransfer should be used whenever possible.
> A server should be used only if:
> - restrictive firewall or NAT make P2P impossible or difficult.
> - sending to a contact which is offline
> - willing to send the same file to multiple senders
> One could imagine that each contact has a shared folder (in another XEP)
> all contacts could pick files from.
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