Summer of code 2010 ideas
ashubham at gmail.com
Sat Apr 17 02:46:10 EDT 2010
I submitted the Gsoc proposal regarding this same project, titled as "
Implementation of File Listing & transfer by “Pull/Get” mechanism in Pidgin,
using XEP – 0214(Jabber)". There were some notifications earlier but there
has been no activity since the submission deadline closed.
Please tell me if any further proposal details or clarifications are
On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net> wrote:
> It looks like XEP-0214 was deferred because of lack of activity. So
> implementing it wouldn't be terrible.
> Mentioning security topics that you're familiar with probably isn't a bad
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 9:08 PM, ashish shubham <ashubham at gmail.com>
> > Hi Mark,
> > Thanks for the reply.
> > In reference to your concerns:
> > XMPP XEP-0214 standard deals with file repository and sharing. But this
> > protocol has been deferred by the standards foundation. And has not been
> > superseeded by any. Can we still implement this protocol ?
> > Also, I have done courses on Cryptography, Network security and
> > & System security at my university, will mentioning these reflect upon my
> > knowledge of cautious network programming ?
> > Thanks in advance
> > Ashish Shubham.
> > On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net> wrote:
> >> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 4:16 AM, ashish shubham <ashubham at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > Hello,
> >> >
> >> > I am a student in India and I intend to apply for a google summer of
> >> > code
> >> > 2010 project with Pidgin. I wanted to share an idea of windows like
> >> > share integrated with the pidgin IM client for the Gtalk protocol.
> >> >
> >> > I have made a webpage detailing my proposal (as the limit here was
> >> > :(
> >> > ), please give ideas and suggestions to help me formalize as a good
> >> > summer
> >> > project.
> >> >
> >> > the link is :
> >> > http://cse.iitkgp.ac.in/~ashishs/test.html<http://cse.iitkgp.ac.in/%7Eashishs/test.html>
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >> > Ashish Shubham
> >> Hi Ashish. I think that's a cool idea. Older AIM clients used to
> >> have something similar, right? Called "get file" or something? Newer
> >> clients might have it, too.
> >> A few concerns:
> >> * "The file share information can be shared via the use of special
> >> format text recognized by the pidgin client."
> >> I haven't spoken to other developers, but I suspect we would want this
> >> functionality to use a more formal XMPP XEP (they may be one already)
> >> rather than a specially formatted IM. The XML nature of Jabber allows
> >> for a lot of flexibility and custom add-ons--it probably doesn't make
> >> sense to overload the meaning of IMs.
> >> * "Security may be built by putting a password for viewing the file
> >> share."
> >> Maybe also restrict based on JID?
> >> * This code for this type of functionality has the potential to
> >> contain REALLY horrible bugs. For example, a buffer overflow that
> >> allows an attacker skip authentication or access any file on your
> >> system. If you do submit a proposal for this, you may want to include
> >> information about your knowledge of cautious network programming.
> >> --Mark
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