XMPP file transfer

Gal Topper galt280 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 02:20:44 EST 2007

Hi Prateek,

GTalk uses libjingle
file-transfers, while pidgin follows the
XEP-0096 <http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0096.html> standard. So there's
an obvious incompatibility there, which i believe the GTalk client enforces
upon sending (by notifying the user that the other side does not support
that kind of file transfer).

Pidgin is able to transfer files at LAN speeds when both sides are on the
same network because it supports direct file transfers over XMPP (jabber).
That means that no proxy is used, but the jabber server is used as normal
(for notifying the other side of the transfer details, and other things).


On Nov 14, 2007 12:31 AM, Prateek Sharma <prateek3.14 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
>         I use pidgin to connect to the gtalk servers. I am behind a
> proxy. I noticed that i am not able to use the file transfer feature
> with gtalk.
>         When the other-end is also using pidgin, however, i get the
> maximum speed supported by the network (the other party is on the same
> LAN). I was really amazed by this. So my question is: how is pidgin
> able to transfer files at the LAN speed? How does it figure out that
> the transfer can be made without using the jabber server?
> PS: Im sorry for posting such a n00b qs on the mailing list. I wouldve
> asked it on IRC, but thats not allowed by the proxy. :(
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