Subject: Re: Keepalives
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/29/1998 15:23:17
der Mouse writes:
> What I did is I added sysctls under net.inet.tcp: keepidle, keepintvl,
> and slowhz.  The first two control the timers, the third exists because
> I couldn't see a good way to handle the first two without exposing the
> units they're kept in internally (slowhz is, of course,
> read-only)...not without reworking the sysctl internals, that is.

That sounds reasonable.

Could you quote the section of the RFC so we know what the
requirements are and can judge how well the solution fits them?

Also, do you have your patches available for inspection?