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Date:      Tue, 1 Jun 1999 13:42:32 -0700
From:      Matthew Hunt <>
To:        Julian Elischer <>
Cc:        David Schwartz <>, Poul-Henning Kamp <>,, Nate Williams <>,
Subject:   Re: net.inet.tcp.always_keepalive on as default ?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>; from Julian Elischer on Tue, Jun 01, 1999 at 01:30:31PM -0700
References:  <000001beac6b$dc847920$> <>

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On Tue, Jun 01, 1999 at 01:30:31PM -0700, Julian Elischer wrote:

> maybe we should fix our SERVER apps..
> e.g. telnetd, sshd, etc. to have 1 week timeouts

IIRC, it is not possible to specify how long the keepalive interval
should be, using the socket interface.  Do you suggest we add a new
interface not present in other Unix implementations, or that we make
SO_KEEPALIVE always have a one-week timeout, surprising the other
applications that expect it to be faster?

Both of these seem remarkably unappealing to me.


Matthew Hunt <> * Inertia is a property           * of matter.

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