Firewall question:

Stephen Dawes sdawes at
Fri Jun 8 15:14:57 EDT 2001

Thanks Kirk,
I have somewhere to look at, that may help me out.

Stephen Dawes B.A. B.Sc.
Web Business Office, The City of Calgary
PHONE:  (403) 268-5527. FAX: (403) 268-6423
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: speakup-admin at
> [mailto:speakup-admin at]On Behalf Of Kirk Wood
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 1:23 PM
> To: speakup at
> Subject: RE: Firewall question:
> Most likely there is. If you are using ipchains on your personal firewall
> then you can change this with the -M option. You will want to consult the
> documentation for specifics. If you are using a comercial product consult
> their docs. You may also be able to adjust the time before a keep alive
> packet is sent.
> Finally, if you are behind a corperate firewall they may even be filtering
> out things such as keep alive packets. At any rate, I would not recomend
> trying to defeat the thing. If you have some compelling business reason
> for holding the session then go through proper chanels. Remember that
> several notorious people have gone to jail because their view of what
> their employer wanted them to do and the employer's differed.
> =======
> Kirk Wood
> Cpt.Kirk at
> Nothing is hard if you know the answer or are used to doing it.
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