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

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Wed Mar 21 13:50:01 UTC 2007


AE5PL Lists wrote:
> TCP keep-alives were looked at but do not provide the granularity needed
> for APRS-IS. 

Is this because of TCP default timing, or something else?

 > 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.

I understand that there are also clients which want "everything" and try hard to 
reestablish a new connection in the event of server malfunction (software or 
otherwise).  Because this is not a transactional system, any attempts to resolve 
the lost data problem are just best effort.  So, I am just curious what the real 
need is such that the keep alive traffic is a must have vs selectable filter.

Gregg Wonderly




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