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Date:      Tue, 1 Jun 1999 13:18:07 -0700
From:      "David Schwartz" <>
To:        "Poul-Henning Kamp" <>, "Matthew Hunt" <>
Cc:        <>, "Nate Williams" <>, <current@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: net.inet.tcp.always_keepalive on as default ? 
Message-ID:  <000001beac6b$dc847920$>
In-Reply-To: <>

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	Why not just fix the application programs that really want timeouts but
don't implement them?


> Mind you, this is only a problem because FreeBSD is to bloddy
> stable:  I logged into a customers server a few days a go, it had
> been up for over a year, and had accumulated tons of ftpds from
> WIN* machines which had gotten a vulcan nerve pinch or a different
> IP#.  (I'm sure windows NT servers doesn't have this problem at
> all)
> It doesn't have to be 2h timeout.  I would be happy with a default
> of 24h, even one week would be OK with me.
> But infinity is too long for my taste.
> Can people live with a one week TCP keepalive as default ?

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