O.T.: How to make an idle connection persist
janina at rednote.net
Mon Feb 5 16:53:40 EST 2007
I have a workaround that I use when I'm at conferences where they seem
to care about inactivity on their network connections.
I launch a ping something like this:
ping -i 61 [address] &
I've found the not quite once a minute ping keeps my connections alive
Just a thought. hth.
Chuck Hallenbeck writes:
> I'm looking for some direction on a funny issue here. There is a system
> running Debian testing which I want to be able to have log onto my own
> desktop, with a connection that persists, and does not time out. But
> the system I am talking about drops its connection if it remains idle
> for a time. It drops the connection whether it is an ssh connection or a
> telnet connection. When I initiate a connection from my own system to
> another host, I have no problem letting the connection remain idle for
> hours, it is still alive when I need it. But when the connection comes
> to me from the Debian Etch host, it will drop out if it remains idle,
> whether that connection is ssh or telnet. It has to be used to remain
> Where do I begin to look for the problem here? Is there a network
> configuration I need to tweak? I am using the ssh option TCPKeepAlive,
> but on the telnet side, I find no discussion of persistent connections
> in the telnet docs.
> Any clues much appreciated.
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