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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Websocket ping/pong feature request
Date Fri, 09 Nov 2012 20:36:57 GMT
On 09/11/2012 17:14, Mark Thomas wrote:
> On 09/11/2012 16:03, Sean Winterberger wrote:
>> We are attempting to implement ping/pong functionality but have run into a
>> wall with the Tomcat Websocket implementation.  Unless we are missing
>> something, there seems to be no way of modifying the opcode on a frame
>> prior to sending it without using reflection.  The WsOutbound object
>> currently has a method for pong, but we would like to be sending a ping
>> from the server to all clients.
>> We could implement our own ping/pong with our client devices however the
>> RFC implementation is much more attractive due to its small size, plus we
>> already have it implemented in our websocket implementation on the client
>> side.
>> If there was a way to safely get a handle on the UpgradeOutbound object we
>> could write the frame ourselves.
>> Is there any plan to add a ping(ByteBuffer data) method or a method which
>> allows modifications to the opcode of a frame?
> No plans (focus is currently on Tomcat 7 bugs and Tomcat 8) but a patch
> that implemented ping should be pretty simple and is very likely to be
> accepted. ping() is almost just a copy and paste of pong().
> An enhancement request in BZ is the way to go with this. If you are able
> to provide a patch in the next few days it will almost certainly make it
> into 7.0.33 else it should be in 7.0.34.

Patch provided.
Patch applied.
Will be in 7.0.33.

Thanks Sean.


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