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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.


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
> 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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