[Pidgin] #9234: XMPP Pings must be made configurable for users

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Fri May 22 07:47:55 EDT 2009

#9234: XMPP Pings must be made configurable for users
 Reporter:  niraj19july  |     Owner:  deryni
     Type:  defect       |    Status:  new   
Component:  XMPP         |   Version:  2.5.6 
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 The issue was raised in Ticket#9015. I am raising a separate ticket for
 the issue as suggested in ticket#9015.

 Users get disconnected from gtalk(Ticket#5278) and other XMPP servers.
 This happens when Pidgin doesn't get the reply for its ping request. I
 feel that the reply is not received because server might be slow and hence
 could not send back the response within 30 sec but this leads to the
 disconnection by Pidgin. Please note that server can be slow for arbitrary
 number of reasons and slow server doesn't mean that it will never process
 your request. Disconnection from client is a pure loss of service from the
 end-user perspective.
 I think users must be given configuration option to disable these pings
 completely. Alternatively, ping interval and timeout of these pings can be
 made configurable so that user can choose it appropriately to avoid
 disconnection from the server.

 Of course, there will be default value for all of these settings but users
 must be able to edit all the default settings.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/9234>
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