[jdev] Re: XMPP Ping method?

Alexander Gnauck gnauck at ag-software.de
Thu Nov 2 07:24:41 CST 2006

Kevin Smith wrote:
> For what it's worth, I very much want to get some ack system into 
> widespread use. For some people, with reliable server software, 
> hardware, network infrastructure and clients, XMPP seems to be reliable 
> already but it's really just good fortune. Once one of these starts 
> becoming a problem, reliability goes out of the window. Since the 
> networking team at the site my primary account is hosted have been 
> having problems over the last couple of weeks, I've lost count of the 
> number of people I've sent messages to only for them to never be 
> received (and for me to not know this until I speak to the person 
> out-of-band). As such, I'm really suffering from the current lack of 
> reliable delivery. Per-hop acks would guarantee end-to-end delivery and 
> would strengthen xmpp considerably. Details, such as a new TLE, or <iq> 
> are worth discussing, but this is the moment for finally making xmpp 
> reliable.

if you want a ACKs for messages then the old message events XEP-0022 
work pretty well.

We talking here about lots of different ACKs. I think we should first 
define which kind of ACKs we want. And i don't think we can address all 
the different ACKs dicussed here with one extension.


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