[Standards-JIG] RFC 3921Better User PresenceExperience(Implementation Detail)

JD Conley jd.conley at coversant.net
Fri Oct 27 19:39:27 UTC 2006


> I wonder if adding a retry-strategy (like smtp has) would help much
> (instead of bouncing immediately if a remote connect attempt fails).
> 
> Does anyone implement this? If so, how long do you wait before
> retrying?

Yes, we implement this. We have an outgoing queue. We retry immediately
a few times, and then once every 20 seconds for a configurable amount of
time before bouncing a packet. Since the whole point is to be "instant"
messaging the timeout is 90 seconds by default.

-JD



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