Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Another "connection forcibly closed by the remote host" problem
Author Woody
From: "Adam" <s3057043@...>

>Of course, if the network card on the server turns itself off, you
>have the same thing.

I use my machine for programming all day and have email open which checks
email every 5 minutes and I have cable internet so it's never silent anyway.
Even my screensaver connects because I run SETI BOINC.

>I know some of our customers leave their machine logged in over the
>weekend (yes the same muppets that whinge that we should implement a
>password expiration policy but anyone can walk up to their machine and
>do whatever) and we do not experience these sorts of issues. There is
>no keepalive timer on this setup.
>I do not know what IBOConsole does, certainly if you could duplicate
>it using iSQL as the client on multiple machines, there may be a case
>for a bug report.

I will continue testing and report back.

>If Firebird implemented its own keepalive heartbeat, then we would
>never run into this problem, but naturally that is easier said than done.

Not only that but it would generate more network traffic which might not
please some people. Having an option that could be turned on/off might be
worth looking at though.

Woody (TMW)