[jdev] XMPP Ping method?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Nov 1 11:17:00 CST 2006

Justin Karneges wrote:
> On Tuesday 31 October 2006 4:49 pm, Scott Robinson wrote:
>> What is the proper method of performing a ping across a client XMPP
>> connection.
> There isn't.  There was a JEP/XEP proposal to add Acking and Ping features to 
> the protocol, but it wasn't accepted as a XEP (that is, it died before it 
> even got a XEP number).  The JSF Council recommendation was to take care of 
> these features in the XMPP-Core RFC instead of a XEP.  

But the latest discussions about this (a month or two ago?) were that
this is most appropriate as an XMPP extension (XEP), so please send me
the latest version and we'll get that on the docket for the next XMPP
Council meeting.

> This seems unlikely 
> though, as I think the RFC revision has already been made, and there was no 
> consideration for these features.

It is not accurate to say that "the RFC revision has already been made".
I published -00 versions of rfc3920bis and rfc3921bis, but that is the
start of discussion, not the end.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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