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

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Wed Sep 19 08:53:47 UTC 2007

> Or:
> - company policy forbids p2p file transfer
> - server-side virus checking desired/required before download
> It is difficult to define consistent requirements for consumer-oriented
> services on the open internet and employee-oriented services within
> enterprise deployments.

Virus scanning could be done with a slightly modified XEP-65 proxy, the 
proxy could receive the entire stream before passing it on and virus 
scanning it before they do, there are also virus scanners that can 
detect viruses in the stream (without having to have received the whole 
stream) and terminate it before it finishes if it detects one, there are 
many different ways that we can slice this one.

But yes its difficult to create a one size fits all solution here, the 
best option we have is to produce a selection to standards (that 
hopefully don't have too much overlap and can inter operate) that 
address all the requirements and developers can then pick and choose 
which is best for them.


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