[standards-jig] Jabber ping

David 'TheRaven' Chisnall theraven at sucs.org
Sun May 18 22:18:43 UTC 2003

Disconnection does seem to be a problem with jabberd at the moment.  It 
does not seem to show users as offline if they do not disconnect 
correctly (I have disconnected due to a restart and later been told that 
I had appeared online for several hours afterwards).  
This seems to be an implementation problem rather than a protocol 
problem, however.  Should the server not notice that the TCP connection 
has failed when it sends a keep-alive signal and then send an 'offline' 
presence indicator as if the user had disconnected?

IW0 wrote:

>I have fillowing problem:
>My girfriend has network problems often - I see that she is online, I
>write something, but she does not respond... because she`s
>disconnected and i don`t know that! Of course servers should check if
>user is online little better.
>But how about adding some kind of ping to Jabber?
>My client send request: <ping>ping</ping>
>Client of my girlfriend send answer: <ping>pong</ping>
>I specify timeout: e.g. 5 seconds. If there is no answer, my client
>shows status "ping timeout" for account of my girlfritnd and I know that she is de facto offline.
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