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[aprssig] javaprs port that doesn't send a "keepalive" packet?

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Tue Mar 20 15:18:01 UTC 2007


TCP keep-alives were looked at but do not provide the granularity needed
for APRS-IS.  Also, there are a number of (not broken) clients that look
for data from the server to be assured that the connection to the server
is still valid.

73,

Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl.net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gregg Wonderly
> Posted At: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] javaprs port that doesn't send a "keepalive"
> packet?
> 
> It would seem that you could use the TCP keepalive function for this
in
> this day
> and age.  Are there specific places where TCP keepalive is not
> available and so
> you are using data instead?  I understand that there are potentially
> some broken
> clients that are taking idle time to mean lost contact.




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