SoC: MSN direct file transfer

Ethan Blanton elb at
Wed Mar 26 15:53:14 EDT 2008

Dave Wood spake unto us the following wisdom:
> On (22:38 24/03/08), Erik Jonsson <erijo130 at> put forth the proposition:
> > As a Summer of Code project, I'd like to implement support for peer-to-peer
> > file transfers in the MSN protocol. I've been using gaim/pidgin for several
> > years and the lack of this feature has been bugging me all the time.
> Me too. What's the point in having Nmb connection speed when you are
> limited by the 5k/s that msn transfers via msn servers seem to have?

All of the actual *useful* things you can do with those N Mbps.  In
fact, if you quit MSN altogether, you could use the bandwidth it
wasted, too!


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