[bitcoin-dev] Currency/exchange rate information API

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Mon Mar 6 22:21:24 UTC 2017

On Monday, March 06, 2017 10:02:53 PM Tim Ruffing via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> For longpolling, maybe we would like to have the possibility to request
> some periodic message from the server. Otherwise clients cannot
> distinguish between the situations 1. "value is still in the requested
> bounds (minrate, maxrate)" and 2. "connection has dropped". So the user
> may take a wrong decision because  he assumed that the value is still
> in bounds holds but actually the server has died.

That's the job of TCP.
Do you think we need to explicitly specify a keepalive configuration?
Seems like that would vary based on client or network.

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