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One way to prevent dropped network connections
Authored by: stutemp1 on Dec 13, '06 10:18:48AM

Be careful of the IP you use! Repeated pings, though minimal in packet size, do add up bandwidth-wise and can be misconstrued as a type of DoS attack. If you pick an address that pays by the bandwidth used, they will not appreciate the added non-productive traffic to their site. Perhaps use an address like the home page of your ISP.... or etc. Plus, I like to be speedy. :-)

Personally I use the widget named Geek Image which allows one to load a URL periodically like from a webcam site, or weather radar map etc. it has separate timers for updating when activated and updating in the background, so you can set it to reload the map every 4-5 minutes or whatever it takes to keep the connection alive. This probably uses more bandwidth than a few pings, but will not flag you in security programs as a potential hacker.

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One way to prevent dropped network connections
Authored by: chally on Dec 13, '06 10:39:11AM

Yes, I'm sensitive to this. That's why I use yahoo, and limit the traffic to the minimum necessary (I found -i20s about right.)

...and, sure...the best solution, if you have it, is your own service. I don't know if pinging sprint from sprint will have the desired effect--maybe.

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