[Standards-JIG] Re: The Ack Hack.

Trejkaz trejkaz at trypticon.org
Sat May 13 07:44:49 UTC 2006


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On 13/05/2006, at 17:25 PM, Pavel Šimerda wrote:

> On 2006-05-13 03:26, Trejkaz wrote:
>> On Friday 12 May 2006 01:28, Pavel Šimerda wrote:
>>> I don't know what whitespace pings really do aside from sending
>>> whitespace, which is not enough.
>>
>> All it does is gives faster disconnection, that's right.  And even  
>> then,
>> you really need both sides to be doing it, to get any kind of  
>> reliability.
>
> How does it do faster disconnection... is it in some way a ping- 
> response
> mechanism? I can't find any docs for this...

Suppose my client sends a whitespace ping once every minute.

The server could then assume that no data received in two minutes  
means my connection is having problems, and disconnect me earlier  
than it would take the actual connection to terminate by itself.

TX

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