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Date:      Tue, 1 Jun 1999 13:59:48 -0700
From:      "David Schwartz" <davids@webmaster.com>
To:        "Matthew Hunt" <mph@astro.caltech.edu>, "Julian Elischer" <julian@whistle.com>
Cc:        "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk@critter.freebsd.dk>, <kip@lyris.com>, "Nate Williams" <nate@mt.sri.com>, <current@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: net.inet.tcp.always_keepalive on as default ?
Message-ID:  <000001beac71$af125a10$021d85d1@whenever.youwant.to>
In-Reply-To: <19990601134232.A22685@wopr.caltech.edu>

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	I think he was suggesting that the apps close the connection if they
receive no data from some amount of time. (Isn't this common sense?)

	DS

> 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.
>
> Matt
>
> --
> Matthew Hunt <mph@astro.caltech.edu> * Inertia is a property
> http://www.pobox.com/~mph/           * of matter.
>
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