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Re: [leafnode-list] leafnode is not pulling in any news

Mark Brown schrieb am 2003-07-03:

> Well, killing it in ip-down is just a shim to help when fetchnews takes
> a while to notice the connection vanishing.  It's there to help with the
> situation where the connection gets dropped and immediately reconnected.
> fetchnews ought to notice by itself if left to its own devices.

Granted. However, TCP/IP timeouts are long, and it may take some ten
minutes to fetchnews to notice, and it won't abort on the first timeout,
because it might have been the server's network that fell into a black
hole rather than the client's network connection interrupted.

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