[jdev] XEP-0199 (XMPP Ping) to test reliability

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Mon Jan 21 12:34:27 CST 2008

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Yann Leboulanger wrote:
>> Is it a good idea for a client to xmpp-ping server every X seconds to 
>> test if it's still available, in order to detect server shutdown, 
>> connection cut ... ?
> Not really. It's pretty verbose. We generally prefer to send whitespace 
> over the TCP connection. We usually call that "whitespace ping".
> Peter

That won't inform us if connection is brocken or server is down as those 
whitespace ping don't receive a pong ...


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