[Standards] [Fwd: [Council] meeting minutes, 2007-05-16]

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue May 22 02:47:00 UTC 2007

Michal 'vorner' Vaner wrote:
> Hello,
> On Sat, May 19, 2007 at 04:28:43PM +0530, Mridul Muralidharan wrote:
>>  Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> Mridul Muralidharan wrote:
>>>> A small queey - If the ping comes to a user's bare jid - what is the 
>>>> server expected to do ? Can we disallow that since pings are e2e ?
>>> Why disallow it? 
>>  Not necessarily disallow - but is there any usecase for it ?
>>  Server will not be able to fwd it to any end point and wont be able to 
>>  process it on the jid's behalf - and so would need to end up with an error 
>>  anyway right ?
> IMO, the logical sense would be ping the 'server part' of the account -
> it would lead to question of "is the server online && has that account"
> - the first one can be done by pinging the server, right? -> I think
> this usecase (scanning for existing JIDs) is not anything we would like
> to allow.
> I hope I do not speak complete nonsense, but pinging the bare JID seems
> odd to me too.

I agree that it's odd. But I don't see a reason to prohibit it in the spec.


Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation

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