[JDEV] HTTP proxy

Robert Temple Robert.Temple at dig.com
Tue Oct 16 12:38:35 CDT 2001


I think AIM supports HTTP polling now too.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ashvil [mailto:ashvil at i3connect.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 6:44 AM
> To: jdev at jabber.org
> Subject: Re: [JDEV] HTTP proxy
> 
> 
> From: "Michal Leinweber" <M.Leinweber at sh.cvut.cz>
> > Does anybody sucessfully used HTTP proxy in Jabber client ?
> > I know 2 methods of using HTTP proxy for jabber client:
> >
> > 1) with method CONNECT - it works fine, but this method is 
> not commonly
> used
> > on all proxies and often disabled.
> > 2) with method PUT using jabber server 1.4.1 buildin hack for this.
> 
> We found this when building our IM client.
> 
> The PUT method documented assumes a persistent connection. 
> Most HTTP Proxies
> does not allow a persistent connection or block any request 
> responses after
> the first. The method actually works if you can get a persistent HTTP
> connection.
> 
> MSN and Yahoo messengers support HTTP proxies and the way 
> they do this is by
> polling every few seconds using a cookie or session request 
> identifier. Yes,
> I know this is a horrible way, but try explaining that 
> end-users who are
> behind an HTTP proxy.
> 
> I don't know what the Jabber folks think of supporting this 
> kind of polling,
> but they need to do this if they want to compete with MSN and Yahoo IM
> systems.
> 
> Regards,
> Ashvil
> 
> 
> 
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