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Subject: Re: Win2k client Losing connection to linux server
From: Vaclav Stepan <w,AT,click,DOT,cz>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 23:13:06 +0100
In-reply-to: <OFEC25934C.CD9EA646-ONC1256CA0.000FE5F0-C1256C9C.00264BA3@cpe.cz>

On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 12:49:21AM -0500, Dan Houtz wrote:
> Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I have setup a redhat 8.0 cipe server
> that accepts connections from Windows 2k clients that are behind NAT boxes.
> Everything seems to work for awhile and then the connection will drop. If we
> log into the linux server and issue an ifdown / ifup on the interface, the
> connection is restored. Any ideas?

The server which does address translation may close the connections
if they are iddle for too long. I had this trouble with long-lasting
idle SSH connections.

If you connect from inside, each time you may (depending on how the
firewall is configured) get another ,,source port''. Depending
on your configuration it _may_ cause the problem.

Vaclav Stepan
Vaclav Stepan

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