[Standards] XEP-0297: max-forwards

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Aug 1 22:11:28 UTC 2013


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On 8/1/13 6:51 PM, Matthew Wild wrote:
> On 1 August 2013 17:24, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 5:21 PM, Peter Saint-Andre
>> <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>>> Other technologies that support forwarding limit the number of 
>>> forwards (where the max-forwards is decremented each time the
>>> message is forwarded). It seems that we probably need something
>>> like this in XEP-0297 so that we avoid infinite loops.
>> 
>> Except that 297 on its own doesn't do automatic forwarding, and
>> so doesn't seem to be able to cause an infinite loop.
>> 
>> It's possible that things using 297 would need this. Do you know
>> of any scenarios this could happen?
> 
> I guess some kind of auto-forwarder... but not sure of a clear 
> use-case right now.
> 
> It certainly wouldn't affect any of the protocols that are
> currently re-using XEP-0297 as far as I can see.

I'm more worried about future protocols or uses that might induce
traffic explosions or infinite loops.

Peter

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