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Long-Running subscription issues C# SDK

I have a winform app that will run either minimized or in the system tray. Part of its job is to display incoming caller info. I am using the C# SDK to successfully authenticate, create the subscription and then receive notification information. The problems start when I just leave the program running and no new events are coming in simulating the use case where someone leaves the program running overnight (or an extended lunch). We start to see first chance web socket exceptions, null exceptions and eventually a code break will happen and a final error will indicate that objects have been optimized away. These errors are coming from the SDK code and don't bubble up through any try/catch code so that I could handle the error. The application is dead simple at this point. It connects, authorizes, creates a subscription and listens via callbacks. Is there a method I need to call on a timer to keep the objects alive?
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chris-goetz answered ·
Quick update.  I downloaded the code from github and compiled locally.  Used those in the project instead of getting the SDK from Nuget.  Isolated the issue to the PubnubCore ClientNetworkStatus.cs file.  Looks like the error is being thrown from the ParseCheckSocketConnectException<T> method.  Looks like it believes that the Internet/socket connection was lost.  Still looks like an object was caught up by garbage collection but I can't tell which one.

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eziel-fleischman449 answered ·
I have the same experience. its an issue with pubnub. I publicly complaint about it on stackoverflow a year ago. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24144196/keeping-connection-to-pubnub-open

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chris-goetz answered ·
Definitely leaning toward an issue with pubnub.  Getting these errors continuously today.

StatusCode=5040
Severity=Critical
MessageSource=Server
IsDotNetException=False
Message=
DetailedDotNetException=
PubnubWebRequest=PubNubMessaging.Core.PubnubWebRequest PubnubWebResponse=PubNubMessaging.Core.PubnubWebResponse
Channel=
ChannelGroup=
Description=Gateway Timeout. Please try again. If the issue continues, please contact PubNub support
ErrorDateTimeGMT=12/10/2015 5:47:56 PM

After receiving that particular message, I wait 60 seconds and reconnect to the subscription. It will run for about 60 seconds and then throw the error again.

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geremy-cohen answered ·
@chris & @eziel, please contact us directly at support@pubnub.com so we can get the appropriate steps to repro, and more info on your configs, so we can fix this.
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chris-goetz answered ·
Got it.  Just sent an email over with all of the details.  I'll be happy to share the exact code that we are using to test the functionality if the instructions for recreating don't make sense in the support ticket.
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benjamin-dean answered ·
Hello Chris,

Have you resolved this issue with Geremy's assistance?
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Still working on it but the ball is in our court.  We lost a power supply in our dev machine.  Should be back up and running by tomorrow so that we can continue testing.
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Outstanding! Please let us know if you run into any snags.
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Got past the gateway timeout issue with pubnub's help enabling/forcing ssl when creating the subscription.  We also found that a couple of objects in the SDK were being disposed (picked up by garbage collection) after long periods of inactivity.  Fixed that as well.  Now working on figuring out why the Subscribe method in the SDK is throwing an error when a disconnect message is fired (again after a long period of time goes by simulating a user being logged in overnight).
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We are continuing to test but are running into small issues at this point related to error handling for devices that rely on wireless connections or where wired connections are not as reliable.  We will post the errors and where they are occurring once we nail it down.

I'll post an issue in github shortly to help correct a timeout issue when behind a proxy that is outside our control for configuration.
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Added a couple more issues to Github.  Seems like if we can nail those down, we should be in the clear.  Everything else is working great.
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mutahir-mehmood answered ·
Hi everyone I am also having issue with Pubnub C# sdk and Presence Api. I am not being able to receive notifications when RingCentral phone changes its state. can anyone please help me?

I have created a new forum post link is below please have a look
https://devcommunity.ringcentral.com/ringcentraldev/topics/having-issue-when-using-c-sdk-and-using-p...

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Sounds like a different issue. Make sure to include "?detailedTelephonyState" at the end of the event subscription URL to get the right information. Second, if you don't have the soft phone running and logged into your test account, you will not receive presence events via the sdk.
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Please use the RingCentral C# SDK which includes the PubNub C# SDK as a dependency. There should be no need to use the PubNub C# SDK directly. The RingCentral C# SDK will manage connections with PubNub and also automatically decrypt messages for you. I posted some working code in that thread using the RingCentral C# SDK which will receive and print presence events.
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Adding the URI for the sample code provided by @Echo1 Pan1 (thanks for that!)

https://devcommunity.ringcentral.com/ringcentraldev/topics/having-issue-when-using-c-sdk-and-using-p...
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benjamin-dean answered ·
We are aware of these blocking issues which have been reported in the  Github repository for the RingCentral C# SDK, and we are working on prioritizing this work to get our developers unblocked.

In the meantime, the RingCentral C# SDK is open source, and we welcome contributions from our community. Please see the Github Issue tracker for reported issues and follow the contribution documentation to become an active contributor this open source project. https://github.com/ringcentral/ringcentral-csharp/issues
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John Wang answered ·
We have uploaded an alpha fix for this on to NuGet:

0.1.2 alpha 4:  http://www.nuget.org/packages/RingCentralSDK/0.1.2-alpha4

Please try it out and provide feedback here or on GitHub:

GitHub issues:  https://github.com/ringcentral/ringcentral-csharp/issues

Thanks!
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chris-goetz answered ·
Testing with the simplified code shared above.  Looks like the original issues are fixed.  Ran for many hours and did not see a disconnect.  A new issue seems to be we are not getting subscription messages when the presence is supposed to change to "Ringing".  The softphone is still configured to connect to the sandbox account and is prompting correctly for inbound calls.  When watching the code execution we are getting nothing on the notification side from the subscription.  Tested this out on the original code, and the simplified example shared above.  No dice.
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Thanks Chris. I noticed the same thing testing alpha6. Will work with the team to look into this. 
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