[Standards-JIG] Re: The Ack Hack.

Paul Johnson baloo at ursine.ca
Wed May 10 22:40:25 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 10 May 2006 15:21, Trejkaz wrote:
> On Thursday 11 May 2006 03:38, Tony Finch wrote:
> > On Wed, 10 May 2006, Richard Dobson wrote:
> > > personally I think that as soon as a connection is detected by the
> > > server as being dead (using the acks) that the particular user in
> > > question should immediately go offline rather than buffering the
> > > traffic and giving the user a couple of minutes to reconnect.
> >
> > It sounds like you don't want reliable delivery at all, but would be
> > happy with fast disconnection detection, which can (and is) already be
> > done with whitespace pings.
> This doesn't necessarily give fast disconnection at all.  When I'm at work
> connected through an SSH tunnel, if the SSH connection drops out, the SSH
> client keeps the socket open and it takes quite some time for *any* Jabber
> client to notice that it's been disconnected.

Unless someone sends a message to the link-dead presence, then the message 
gets delivered into space, the link-dead presence signs off without 
explanation a few seconds later, and the intended recipient never even knows 
there was a message.

Paul Johnson
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