[Standards-JIG] Re: Council decision on "Stanza Acking" proposal

David Waite dwaite at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 18:42:09 UTC 2005


On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 19:33:11 +0200, Stephen Marquard <scm at marquard.net> wrote:
> Sure, it's possible to adjust the TCP defaults, but there are probably
> many other reasons not to change the defaults on servers not dedicated
> to jabber.
> 
> You can lose a lot of messages in 5 minutes until the server decides
> you're no longer around and starts queueing them offline.

Yes, on Windows you can tweak both the keepalive settings and the
number of retries per-socket, but that isn't really an option if you
plan to have servers on non-windows machines.

Application-level acks are the only tcp-stack portable way of reducing
the timeout intervals.

-David Waite



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