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10.4: Avoid dropped connections due to idle timeouts
Authored by: ducasi on Dec 26, '05 01:30:57AM

I had that problem for a while, but it turned out to be my router that was not forwarding "keep-alive" packets, rather than the ISP.

In fact it's fairly difficult for an ISP to "drop connections", as it would need to keep state of all connections that are active and forge reset packets to make the connection fail.

(Or they could also fail to route keep-alive packets.)

Either way would be a very bad thing for an ISP to do.

I solved my problem by doing away with the separate router, and using my Mac as a router.

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