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

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Mon Jan 21 12:45:22 CST 2008

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 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

every 30 seconds ? and we can expect an answer in the next 5 seconds ? 
Does that sound reasonable ?


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