SoC: MSN direct file transfer

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Mon Mar 31 10:04:49 EDT 2008

2008/3/26 Ethan Blanton <elb at>:
> 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!

Right, you just need some sort of web-presence, and basic
communication method to set up the p2p connection. If only those
msn-users had one.

Felipe Contreras

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