I’‘m currently having problems with Files Transfer between clients other than Spark, and I’‘m confusing myself as to what is happening behind the scenes. My problem is that I have tried several clients such as Psi, Gaim, Jeti, Spark etc and there doesn’'t seem to be any consistency between transferring files. What I mean by that: if I transfer a file between Psi and Spark, the transfer will be successful, however if I do the reverse and transfer between Spark to Psi, the transfer will be immediately cancelled without even asking if I will accept the file. Similarly between two clients running Gaim 2.0 Beta 3, the client will receive a request to accept, but if you accept it will stay on “Waiting for file to be transferred…” forever. BUT if you transfer between two Gaim 1.5 clients the transfer will be successful. Similarly if you transfer between Gaim 2.0 and Gaim 1.5, no request to accept the file even occurs and the list goes on…
I’‘ve searched these forums and found several threads that have improved my understanding slightly, but I can’‘t resolve my issue. From my understanding, the possible issues I’‘m having, are that my Wildfire server’‘s proxy file transfer is not working. The reason I say that, is that Spark uses inband file transfer and is the only one to do so (according to the thread http://www.jivesoftware.org/community/thread.jspa?messageID=117762&) and Spark to Spark file transfer always succeeds. BUT according to the thread (http://www.jivesoftware.org/community/thread.jspa?messageID=120468𝚔) Psi doesn’‘t use inband file transfer, yet Psi is the only client that successfully works consistently for accepting and sending files to clients other than itself, which suggests to me that the proxy file transfer is working. I suspect that the Gaim 2.0 Beta 3 file transfer is broken (although I haven’‘t investigated it on their forums yet) and as a result file transfer isn’'t working.
I’‘ve also seen the thread http://www.jivesoftware.org/community/thread.jspa?messageID=116612𜞄, which tells me that there are others with the issue. Really I just want to know if this is a known issue and it is because the Jabber Software Foundation haven’'t come up with a standard? and I want to improve my own understanding of the wildfire server with regard to other clients file transfer mechanism. ( I have read this article http://www.jivesoftware.org/articles/filetransfer.jsp regarding file transfer for Spark which has improved my understanding, but for Spark only)
I’‘m running Wildfire 2.6.2 using MySQL 4.1.19, using OpenLDAP as a backend for authentication. I’‘ve set my File Transfer Proxy to 7777 and has all the default configurations. I hope I’'ve provided enough information for someone to help me answer these questions.