IPWorks MQ 2020 Android Edition

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KeepAliveInterval Property

The maximum period of inactivity the component will allow before sending a keep-alive packet.


public int getKeepAliveInterval();
public void setKeepAliveInterval(int keepAliveInterval);


The KeepAliveInterval, if set to a non-zero value, is the maximum number of seconds that the component will allow the connection to be idle before sending a PINGREQ (ping request) packet to the server. The value of KeepAliveInterval is sent to the server when Connect is called; it cannot be changed when the component is already connected.

MQTT servers are required to measure periods of inactivity for all clients who specify a non-zero KeepAliveInterval, and must disconnect them if they have not communicated within 1.5 times KeepAliveInterval.

Similarly, if the component doesn't receive a PINGRESP (ping response) packet within KeepAliveInterval seconds after sending a PINGREQ packet, it will disconnect from the server.

If KeepAliveInterval is set to 0 (default), keep-alive functionality is disabled entirely. In this case, the component will not send any PINGREQ packets, and the server is not required to close the connection due to inactivity.

Note that, regardless of keep-alive settings, the server is always free to disconnect clients it deems "unresponsive".

This property is not available at design time.

Default Value


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