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mod_muc_require_tos: Add this new module
author Emmanuel Gil Peyrot <>
date Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:41:14 +0200
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- 'Stage-Alpha'
summary: 'XEP-0198: Reliability and fast reconnects for XMPP'


By default XMPP is as reliable as your network is. Unfortunately in some
cases that is not very reliable - in some network conditions disconnects
can be frequent and message loss can occur.

To overcome this, XMPP has an optional extension (XEP-0198: Stream
Management) which, when supported by both the client and server, can
allow a client to resume a disconnected session, and prevent message


When using XEP-0198 both the client and the server keep a queue of the
most recently sent stanzas - this is cleared when the other end
acknowledges they have received the stanzas. If the client disconnects,
instead of marking the user offline the server pretends the client is
still online for a short (configurable) period of time. If the client
reconnects within this period, any stanzas in the queue that the client
did not receive are re-sent.

If the client fails to reconnect before the timeout it will be marked as
offline like prosody does on disconnect without mod_smacks.
If the client is the last one for this jid, all message stanzas are added to
the offline store and all other stanzas stanzas are returned with an
"recipient-unavailable" error. If the client is not the last one with an
open smacks session, *all* stanzas are returned with an "recipient-unavailable" error.

If you deliberately disabled [mod_offline], all message stanzas of the last client
are also returned with an "recipient-unavailable" error, because the can not be
added to the offline storage.
If you don't want this behaviour you can use [mod_nooffline_noerror] to suppress the error.
This is generally only advisable, if you are sure that all your clients are using MAM!

This module also provides some events used by [mod_cloud_notify].
These events are: "smacks-ack-delayed", "smacks-hibernation-start" and
"smacks-hibernation-end". See [mod_cloud_notify] for details on how this
events are used there.

Use prosody 0.10+ to have per user limits on allowed sessions in hibernation
state and allowed sessions for which the h-value is kept even after the
hibernation timed out.
These are settable using `smacks_max_hibernated_sessions` and `smacks_max_old_sessions`.


  Option                              Default           Description
  ----------------------------------  ----------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  `smacks_hibernation_time`           600 (10 minutes)  The number of seconds a disconnected session should stay alive for (to allow reconnect)
  `smacks_enabled_s2s`                true              Enable Stream Management on server connections? *Experimental*
  `smacks_max_unacked_stanzas`        0                 How many stanzas to send before requesting acknowledgement
  `smacks_max_ack_delay`              30 (1/2 minute)   The number of seconds an ack must be unanswered to trigger an "smacks-ack-delayed" event
  `smacks_max_hibernated_sessions`    10                The number of allowed sessions in hibernated state (limited per user)
  `smacks_max_old_sessions`           10                The number of allowed sessions with timed out hibernation for which the h-value is still kept (limited per user)


  ----- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  0.10  Works
  0.9   Works, no per user limit of hibernated sessions
  0.8   Works, no per user limit of hibernated sessions, use version [7693724881b3]
  ----- -----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Clients that support [XEP-0198]:

-   Gajim (Linux, Windows, OS X)
-   Conversations (Android)
-   ChatSecure (iOS)
-   Swift (but not resumption, as of version 2.0 and alphas of 3.0)
-   Psi (in an unreleased branch)
-   Yaxim (Android)
-   Monal (iOS)

[7693724881b3]: //
[mod_offline]: //
[mod_nooffline_noerror]: //
[mod_cloud_notify]: //