[Standards-JIG] Re: WHACK

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed Apr 26 18:10:43 UTC 2006

On Wed Apr 26 18:59:03 2006, Maciek Niedzielski wrote:
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> Michal vorner Vaner wrote:
> > Well, with whings, you detect the death to drop it by server and 
> keep it
> > forever. However, the timeout on the tcp level is really big 
> (tested on
> > a real, quite used server, it was 15 minutes).
> I remember that.. hmm.. 2 years ago I left my session on jabber.org 
> on
> Saturday, and when I returned from holidays on Wednesday, it was 
> still
> active...
Different timeout - that's the timeout on an idle connection, which 
is infinite unless nasty things get in the way (such as NAT, some 
stateful inspection firewalls, etc).

The timeout Michal is talking about here is the timeout when waiting 
for an ACK.

           You see things; and you say "Why?"
   But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
    - George Bernard Shaw

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