[Standards] XEP-0297: max-forwards

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Fri Aug 2 10:22:01 UTC 2013


On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 11:11 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im>wrote:

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


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