[Standards-JIG] Re: WHACK

Tijl Houtbeckers thoutbeckers at splendo.com
Wed Apr 26 17:48:28 UTC 2006

On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 19:26:35 +0200, Mridul Muralidharan <mridul at sun.com>  

> Hi,
>   Just to get my thoughts in order about this discussion :
> Sending of whack's is just to get around tcp implementation issues right  
> ?
> What I mean is , there is no way to correlate which stanza's were  
> received at the server (or the client) end given that sender received a  
> whack.

"Whack" or something else based on JEP-ACK, uses acks, or "whacks" if you  
like, for individual stanzas. That allows you to know exactly what stanzas  
were at least received by the other end (wether it's a server or the  
client), which solves the bulk the problems that people keep bringing up  

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