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

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Jan 21 12:38:29 CST 2008


Yann Leboulanger wrote:
> 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 ...

Right. I have no deep objections to using XEP-0199 -- we defined it to 
solve these problems! -- but you might want to be smart about how often 
you send a ping. Some feedback would be helpful about how often people 
think they need to send pings.

P

-- 
Peter Saint-Andre
https://stpeter.im/

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