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Date:	Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:45:34 -0600
From:	Sebastian Kuzminsky <seb@...hlab.com>
To:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: bug in my understanding (was Re: bug in tcp?)

Sebastian Kuzminsky <seb@...hlab.com> wrote:
> Philip Craig <philipc@...pgear.com> wrote:
> > Change the timeout or use keepalives.  I can't think of any other way.
> > The 5 days is a compromise between keeping valid connections and
> > timing out dead connections.  There will always be connections for
> > which it times out too fast or too slow.  I don't think there are
> > any drawbacks to increasing the timeout if you aren't a router,
> > but as long as there is a timeout, you need keepalives to be sure.
> 
> Thanks!  I'll add keepalives and rerun the tests, and I expect the
> problem to go away.

I reran the tests with keepalive enabled and it worked just fine.
Thanks for all your help, and sorry for the false alarm!


-- 
Sebastian Kuzminsky
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