[standards-jig] Improving network integrity
justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com
Wed Dec 31 20:53:18 UTC 2003
On Wednesday 31 December 2003 09:14 am, Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:
> As I noted before, this is nice to have in some cases, but be careful not
> rely on it too much, since this only works if the jabber client is
> connected directly to the server. If a proxy is used often this will fail
> to detect packets that disappear into the "black hole".
Good point, I had not considered this.
> This too could be done without changing XMPP, by wrapping XMPP in another
> protocol that is used for this "signaling" behaviour. (This will ofcourse
> require the server or some kind of proxy to implement that protocol). Or,
> it could be done within XMPP itself, simply using XMPP to communicate
> between the server and the client which packets have been received.
Doing it within XMPP itself seems slightly cleaner to me. Maybe David Waite's
suggestion of a 'stream feature' should be used here. How about this:
If both sides agree to use the feature (I'm not sure how this would be done...
we should try to avoid yet-another-round-trip'.. maybe stick it in the
session iq exchange?), then each peer would ack received stanzas by sending:
Just an idea,
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