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Re: Problem reports for version control systems

> I suspect what is commonly the problem here is related to the fact
> that cvs has such a phase at the beginning where it is scanning
> through the file system, which can take quite a while. Some NAT
> devices along the path sometimes have timeouts on existing connections
> that if no traffic is happening for a while, they are dropped, even
> though there hasn't been any FINs on the connection.
> So a connection that just don't have any traffic for a while are hit
> by this, which is exactly the pattern you have with cvs.

This is the reason some of my ~/.ssh/config files has

host *
  ServerAliveInterval 240

in them. :)


- Håvard

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