Reference document

Org
XMPP
Pubnum
XEP-0047
Date
2012-06-22
Version
Title
XEP-0047: In-Band Bytestreams

Applicability

This document describes In-Band Bytestreams (IBB), an XMPP protocol extension that enables two entities to establish a virtual bytestream over which they can exchange Base64-encoded chunks of data over XMPP itself. Because IBB provides a generic bytestream, its usage is open-ended. To date it has been used as a fallback method for sending files (see SI File Transfer (XEP-0096) and Jingle File Transfer (XEP-0234)) when out-of-band methods such as SOCKS5 Bytestreams (XEP-0065) are not available. However, IBB could also be useful for any kind of relatively low-bandwidth activity, such as games, shell sessions, or encrypted text.

Responsible Party

Name
FMN CPWG

Status

URI
https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0047.html

History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 2017-04-30 9-6 10.0
UUID
867da4a7-ce12-4026-bed7-489b35d2689c

Relationships

This standard is used by the following service profiles: