[JDEV] jabberd patch

David Waite mass at akuma.org
Tue Feb 25 18:02:25 CST 2003

Both the open-source jabber.org and the commercial jabber.com 
implementations send a stream:error before replacing the current session 
with a new one. Exodus is an example of a client which does not 
reconnect in this case.

-David Waite

Richard Dobson wrote:

> Exactly but the thing is that they dont get a stream error, at the 
> moment the server ends the session with a </stream:stream> and drops 
> the socket, and because that sequence of events means the server is 
> terminating the connection, which i think will only happen at the 
> moment because of another session connecting, that can be used for 
> clients to determine wether they should try auto-reconnecting, because 
> IMO clients should only be auto-reconnecting in the case of a network 
> problem terminating their connection and in that case they would not 
> have received the </stream:stream> from the server so that is why you 
> can use that to determine wether to auto-reconnect.
> On Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at 09:12  pm, David Waite wrote:
>> IMHO, this is a bug in those clients. If the server says it is 
>> disconnecting you (via a stream:error), you should not immediately 
>> reconnect.
>> -David Waite
>> Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:
>>> "Richard Dobson" <richard at dobson-i.net> wrote on 25-2-2003 13:31:12:
>>>> Yea sure I wasnt arguing against the "option", but it shouldnt be 
>>>> standard behaviour and must be documented that it can cause 
>>>> issues/problems, so the admin can make an informed choice of which 
>>>> behaviour they want.
>>> Then again, not using this patch has it's own problems when two 
>>> clients with auto-reconnect start to "fight" over the same 
>>> connection. So this patch is definatly usefull for those who want to 
>>> avoid this type of behaviour.
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