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Openfire 3.6.4 randomly disconnects client connections under very light load

We are running Openfire 3.6.4 on solaris environment. We have XMPP clients connected to Openfire 3.6.4 using TLS on port 5222. After the TLS sessions are established, clients keep on sending every minute to Openfire server to do the heart-beat to prevent being closed out for being idle too long.

However, we found that Openfire server randomly sended </stream:stream> to some of the clients. We noticed on wireshark trace that server side ended socket by sending out" RST" packet.

The Openfire server is NOT under heavy load at all. We have only around 10 users connected to the server at that time. ( extra info: All clients are connected to server via a loadbalancer (VIP)).

Does anyone have the similar problems and know any answers to this issue?

Thanks in advance.

-xbw

Here is the decoded SSL stream, which at the end indicated that server closed client connection by sending out </stream:stream>

c -> s <stream:stream to=“xmpp.company.net” version=“1.0” xmlns=“jabber:client” xmlns:stream=“http://etherx.jabber.org/streams”>

s -> c <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?><stream:stream xmlns:stream=“http://etherx.jabber.org/streams” xmlns=“jabber:client” from=“xmpp.company.net” id=“d2ac258e” xml:lang=“en” version=“1.0”>stream:featuresPLAINANONYMOUSzlib</stream:features>

c -> s MTQwNDcxMzQ2MDBAZW5jb3JleG1wcC5hdHQubmV0ADE0MDQ3MTM0NjAwAHJpVktnTkVCS0Z6VTV3

d3U1WGZzWnBMRElEekRSNDFOS2RFdmN5YjFyK2xLUTFnMnlmTUxkZ0wrVEVnTmIwdks3WjBWbmpo

UnpWdTVUYTA0MjMyZUZ6S1VxbjBhQjJBNDVVak5wRmtGNnJKUS9KaHZEdnphWGc9PQ==

s -> c

c -> s <stream:stream to=“xmpp.company.net” version=“1.0” xmlns=“jabber:client” xmlns:stream=“http://etherx.jabber.org/streams”>

s -> c <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?><stream:stream xmlns:stream=“http://etherx.jabber.org/streams” xmlns=“jabber:client” from=“xmpp.company.net” id=“d2ac258e” xml:lang=“en” version=“1.0”>stream:featureszlib</stream:features>

c -> s encore_AE5IH5jL

s -> c 14047134600@xmpp.company.net/encore_AE5IH5jL

c -> s

s -> c

c -> s Available 1 chat

c -> s

s -> c

c -> s

s -> c </stream:stream>

c -> s

end of the follow SSL stream in wireshark

what do you have openfire’s server setting of xmpp.client.idle set to? Try setting it to -1 and see what happens.

daryl

Daryl:

Thanks a lot for the anwser.

We will try setting that feature on the server.

However, what is the impacts of setting xmpp.client.idle=-1? Will it eventually use up all the server connection resources?

Thanks.

It is a concern, but other things (network connection drops, etc) may terminate stale sessions too. It is worth a try and see what happens for you.

daryl

I had my xmpp.client.idle time set to 30 secs, it was working all fine.
I reduced it to 10 secs / 5 secs, it started malfunctioning after a certain point of time.

What could be the issue?