[Standards-JIG] Re: [jdev] XMPP Ping method?
sgolovan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 05:19:38 UTC 2006
On 11/2/06, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
> 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...
In fact, whitespace "ping" is not a ping at all. Using it you'll never
get the answer
from the remote entity. So, you don't know if an underlying TCP connection is
broken until TCP timeout is reached.
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