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

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Nov 1 21:04:45 UTC 2006


Alexander Gnauck wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Thoughts?
> 
> +1, i wouldn't add a new top level element for pings. And XMPP was not
> designed as a low bandwidth protocol. With enabled stream compression or
> TLS compression the overhead is negligible.

Note: this little ping protocol is *not* designed to do all the stanza
acking/tracking stuff, it's just a lightweight way to check if another
entity (usually the entity on the other end of a stream) is still
around. But naturally it's not as lightweight as whitespace pings...

/psa

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