[JDEV] One more newbie question

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Jun 12 18:32:27 CDT 2001

Right now, the Jabber client creates a persistent connection over TCP to
the server, and that connection lasts as long as the user maintains the
session. The client does not need to poll for messages, since the server
knows that the user is online and so will direct all messages to the
client as soon as the server receives them


On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, [iso-8859-1] Michaël Fiey wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm a newbie with Jabber and very impressed and I try to understand how the system work...
> My questions are :
> how does a client receive his messages ?
> Does he need to have a permanent connection to a server (tcp socket) which send him his new received messages or does he regularly ask a server for his new messages ?
> To be a little bit clearer : is it a real connected system, or does the client send system messages to his server to say "I'm here", "I'm here", ... "I'm leaving".
> Thanks for your help
> Michael (from Paris)

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