[JDEV] Transport problem

Kurt D. Starsinic kstar at orientation.com
Fri Jun 23 09:32:51 CDT 2000

On Thu, Jun 22, 2000 at 03:24:53PM -0600, Eric Bowersox wrote:
> > If a transport crashes, no "unavailable" presence is sent - thus no 
> > way for clients to show them correctly as offline. I'm not sure if 
> > it's possible to fix this easily, but maybe someone good take a look 
> > at it. It's really anonying...
> You're right, it is annoying.  You're also right in that there's no way to
> fix it easily.  In fact, I don't think there's a way to fix it at all.  The
> transports themselves send their presence messages; if a transport crashes
> (or gets kill -9'd or some such), obviously, it has no way of sending an
> "unavailable" presence, because it's *gone*! :-)

    Can't the server (eventually) see when the TCP socket has closed on
the other end?

    Wouldn't it work even better (i.e., _instant_ notification) if
transports colocated with the Jabber server could use UNIX domain
sockets?  Can they do so already?

* Kurt Starsinic (kstar at orientation.com) ---------- Senior Network Engineer *
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