Subject: Re: ftp timeouts disregard IDLE
To: Grey Wolf <>
From: Laine Stump <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/05/2000 19:58:05
At 03:44 PM 7/5/00 -0700, Grey Wolf wrote:

>When I connect, I issue the command "idle 7200", which should set the
>idle timeout to 2 hours.  I figure that if I tickle the control session
>every now and then, as an mput should be doing every time it initiates
>a transfer, the connection should be continuing smoothly as long as
>another transfer is initiated before the idle timeout.

I would *hope* that transferring data would also count against the idle 
timer - what if you were transferring one extremely long file over a slow 
link? Nothing is more frustrating than having to restart a transfer after 
several hours of seeming progress.