[Fwd: Re: disconnecting when idle problem]
From: Robert Khachikyan (rkhachik_at_sdsio.jpl.nasa.gov)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 19 Jan 2004 10:41:26 -0800
Forgot to forward it to the groups...
> This is a problem with the switches from the cable
> company. It doesn't matter what your OS or computer is.
> The cable company will never claim any responsibility
> simply because I believe they're not that smart.
> I have Charter Cable and did argue with them, but
> it didn't get anywhere.
> The technical assistance guys @ the cable company
> are usually not aware of what the network engineers
> are doing. You'd have to talk to the network admin
> of those switches...and good luck finding them.
> As a workaround, what i do is a little while script.
> Here's the bash version:
> while (true) do
> sleep 60
> As Always,
> On Sun, 2004-01-18 at 18:07, Andy Barss wrote:
> > I'm running SSH Secure Shell 3.0.0, build 230. It's on a site
> > license through the University of Arizona (hence I can't get
> > direct tech assistance from SSH).
> > Until last week, I had a DSL account, and used it to log into my
> > university account from home using SSH. I changed to a cable
> > modem, and suddenly SSH will disconnect after a few minutes if it
> > is idle (whether it's the open window or not). The university
> > server operators don't think the problem could be at their end.
> > The cable company (Cox) disclaims any responsibility. The
> > problem occurs when a computer is either directly connected to
> > the cable modem, or via a router.
> > Does anyone have a guess as to why this is occurring? It happens
> > to both home machines, one running Win98 SE, and one running ME.
> > Thanks,
> > Andy Barss
-- Robert Khachikyan <email@example.com>