Socket errors

Stu Tomlinson stu at
Tue Nov 27 14:16:53 EST 2007

On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 13:07 -0600, Billy Crook wrote:
> Sounds great, I can't wait.  How about an instant reconnect attempt
> though, followed by an exponential backoff to a user definable maximum
> retry interval?

NO. No instant reconnect, and don't let the *user* define the maximum
retry interval. We have to consider the poor servers. Otherwise yes, we
have the reconnect & exponential backoff already and have done for quite
some time.

> I would also like some sort of smarts to pidgin so that when I change
> networks in NetworkManager, it would sever all IM network connections,
> and reconnect.  I guess that might be unnecessarily destructive in
> some cases so how about I restate it.

--enable-nm will do something like this, but it has some issues so is
disabled by default.

> When the route table changes in such a way that the route to an
> account's server changes, -OR- when pidgin is randomly disconnected
> without reason, that account should automatically disconnect and
> reconnect (one time) as quickly as possible, then exponentially
> backoff to a user definable maximum retry interval.

I'm not sure we want to try to detect routing changes.



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