[JDEV] Speaking of firewalls....

Thomas Charron tcharron at nermail.ups.com
Tue Mar 30 13:48:25 CST 1999

> From: owner-jdev at jabber.org [mailto:owner-jdev at jabber.org]On Behalf Of
> Carl MacDonald
> Subject: [JDEV] Speaking of firewalls....
> A problem I ran into connecting to my jabber server from home is that our
> firewall times out idle connections after a period of time. The way I'm
> getting around this right now is sending a status message every 5
> minutes if
> no traffic has been received from the server.

	Good idea..  Perhaps a ping message that can be directed directly to the

	Another way to do it would be to have the client send a message to itself,
and then intercept it before it get's to the user..  Luckily, this will be
easier to do with 06, it's MUCH better then 05 was..  May I ask what
problems you've had compiling 06?

Thomas Charron
United Parcel Service
Northeast Region
"Moving at the speed of a T3 Trunk Line!"

> Any thoughts to adding a ping/pong tag to the protocol?
> Also, I'm using <ext> within the <status> tags for some
> information specific
> to our product, but what I noticed is that the server escapes anything
> within the <status> even though it's the <ext> tag (I'm still
> running 0.5 as
> I haven't been able to get 0.6 to build yet).
> --
> Carl

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