[ejabberd] Disabling mod_ping and instead using stream management and TCP keepalive

Gholamreza Sabery gr.sabery at gmail.com
Tue May 8 14:55:09 MSK 2018


Thank you very much for your response Mickaël;

Does TCP Keep-Alive of any help in this(Client and Server side)?

PS: What other things should I do to replace mod_ping?

Regards

On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 3:15 PM, Mickaël Rémond <mremond at process-one.net>
wrote:

> Hello,
>
> You should indeed avoid mod_ping, especially on large scale and stream
> management is one of the option that helps making this possible.
>
> Best regards,
>
> --
> Mickaël Rémond
>
> Le 8 mai 2018 à 12:05, Gholamreza Sabery <gr.sabery at gmail.com> a écrit :
>
> I was wondering what happens if we totally disable mod_ping and instead
> use XMPP Stream Management <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0198.html>
> and TCP Keep-Alive <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keepalive> to detect
> whether a client is still connected or not. Is it possible at all or it can
> cause unexpected issues in large-scale?
>
> *PS*: I my logs I noticed that 70% of all messages that Ejabberd receives
> from clients are ping messages. Clients use this messages to check to see
> whether their connection is still open or not. I thought the same could be
> achieved by a combination of TCP Keep-Alive
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keepalive> (which keeps the connection
> open) and XMPP Stream Management
> <https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0198.html> which clients can use to see
> whether their messages is arrived or not.
>
> ServerFault link: https://serverfault.com/questions/911221/disabling-
> mod-ping-and-instead-using-stream-management-and-tcp-keepalive
>
> Regards
>
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