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

Sergei Golovan 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.

Sergei Golovan

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