Subject: Re: Keepalives
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 07/29/1998 14:19:16
>>> 2) there should be some way to run with *infinite* MAXIDLE/KEEPCNT,
>> This sounds as though you're asking for a way to disable keepalives
>> even for connections that have had them specifically requested.
> No. I'm looking for a way to recover from the followinng sequence of events:
> - connection goes idle
> - network fails
> - peer fails/discards connection
> - wait a very long time
> - network comes back.
> without *forcing* a connection to be lost in the following case:
> [same, without the "peer ..." item]
Aha. Yes, I agree that's valuable to have. I'll have a look at adding
another sysctl to control the number of retries, and either have zero
mean infinity or just let you set it to (~0)>>1 for what you want....
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