[PATCH] Added Null packet keepalive option

Chris Lightfoot chris at ex-parrot.com
Thu Mar 15 08:51:31 EST 2001

On Wed, Mar 14, 2001 at 10:48:23PM +0100, Markus Friedl wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2001 at 09:44:10PM +0000, Chris Lightfoot wrote:
> > 
> > I guess the choice here is between conforming to
> > standards and breaking old software, or ignoring
> > the standards and using something which seems to
> > work. I haven't noticed _MSG_NONE causing
> > problems with any of the servers I use, but I am
> > not going to argue that it is the Right Thing To
> > Use(TM).
> have you tried to send an empty ignore message to the buggy servers?
> sending MSG_NONE relies on another implementation bug, and this should
> be fixed in OpenSSH asap.

No. I tried using debug messages containing an
empty string, which worked OK but resulted in
ugly messages being printed on the console.
`Unfortunately', I don't have any old servers
lying about any more to test this on.

Chris Lightfoot -- www.ex-parrot.com/~chris/
 "History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely
  when they have exhausted all other alternatives." (Abba Eban)

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