[OTR-dev] OTR Encrypted File Transfer, Spec Draft

Abel Luck abel at guardianproject.info
Thu Jun 6 06:18:57 EDT 2013

Michael Rogers:
>  some quick tests with major IM networks to
> check that you can push a large amount of data in-band before going to
> the effort of designing a protocol. I suspect many will drop the
> connection or even disable the account if you appear to be flooding.

That's a good idea, but, there are other reasons for wanting in-band
data than just file transfer.

For example, Guardian Project is implementing key synchronization among
devices using in-band data. This likely won't get caught by rate-limiters.


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