[Standards-JIG] Re: What happened to the ACK proposal?
justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com
Thu Aug 18 05:20:10 UTC 2005
On Wednesday 17 August 2005 09:07 pm, David Waite wrote:
> Just for people's information, my understanding is that the massive IM
> services get around these tcp timeout issues by issuing TCP Keepalives
> about once a minute, while simultaneously reducing the tcp retries
> below spec and adding application support to handle disconnects
A more portable solution would be to use an application-level ping/pong, like
what is done in IRC, which gets you the same result. Fiddling with TCP stack
settings might be a more optimized way to do things, but I think that is
beyond most developers' reach.
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