[Standards-JIG] Re: [jdev] XMPP Ping method?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Nov 1 17:00:25 UTC 2006

Kevin Smith wrote:
> Cross-posting to sjig:
> On 1 Nov 2006, at 16:45, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Scott Robinson wrote:
>>> What is the proper method of performing a ping across a client XMPP
>>> connection. That is, from a sever's perspective, if a client
>>> mysteriously and unexpectedly drops off the Internet, it won't know it
>>> until the TCP connection times out.
>> Most servers use "whitespace pings". It would be good for us to document
>> that method in an XMPP extension.
> Perhaps we could also revisit the ping/ack (J|X)EP, as the whitespace
> ping doesn't really address the issue as we might desire?

I mentioned that in a recent Council meeting or mailing list post. Yes I
think it's appropriate to publish that proposal as a XEP now.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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