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Keep Alives and SSH Client

Posted: 06/29/2010 23:49:54
by timn (Standard support level)
Joined: 06/29/2010
Posts: 7

I am using SBB 8 and .Net in VS2008.

My ssh connections will often time out after long periods, and my application doesn't detect this. I have chalked this up to the tcp connection dying and so it doesn't change the socket status. The solution (I think): Keep Alives.

How do I use the SendKeepAlive function? It doesn't appear in any of the sample code as far as I can tell. The documentation suggests I pass it a TELSSHConnection or possibly just null?

What is the best practice for sending keep alives and how often would one send one?

Thanks for any help in advance,
Posted: 07/01/2010 15:13:28
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

Sorry for the late reply - the question has been overlooked.

Regarding frequency - sending it once in a minute is perfect. Syntax of the method is different in TElSSHClient and TElSimpleSSHClient/TElSimpleSFTPClient components - in the latter ones you don't need to specify any parameter. I can't say about TElSSHClient at the moment, but from the docs it seems that you can pass null and that should work.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski



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