[Juser] Losing subscription to contacts???

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Apr 30 11:27:50 CDT 2007


Randy W. Sims wrote:
> I've tried several different clients: PSI, Trillian Pro; and I keep 
> running into a problem where I loose the ability to communicate with a 
> contact. The contact still shows up with all status indicators 
> (online/offline, away/xa, etc) but I cannot send messages. Sometimes 
> they can send a message to me but my response does not show up on the 
> other end. I haven't been able to figure out what causes this or what 
> steps to restore it. Sometimes it can be fixed by deleting the contact 
> on both clients and creating them again. Sometimes not.
> 
> Anyone seen this?

I have not seen this in 7+ years of using Jabber with lots of people 
(currently ~1400) in my buddy list.

What kind of network are you on? Do the TCP connections die and perhaps 
the server is not aware of that?

> randys at jabber.org (work)
> simsrw at jabber.org (home - where the problem usually (always?) happens.)
> 
> I have two accounts because, unlike AIM (which I've recently started 
> testing), there is not easy way to sign off remotely from the other end 
> when both computers are always running without manually signing off 
> before leaving, and I'm too lazy/forgetful for that. The auto away 
> doesn't alway work reliably either-sometimes the other computer will 
> "wakeup" and goof the connection until it falls asleep again.

Psi enables you to do that using the "remote control" feature.

Peter

-- 
Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation
http://www.xmpp.org/xsf/people/stpeter.shtml

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