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Subject: Re: Win2k client Losing connection to linux server
From: Damion Wilson <dwilson,AT,ibl,DOT,bm>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 17:03:13 +0100
In-reply-to: <OFEC25934C.CD9EA646-ONC1256CA0.000FE5F0-C1256C9C.00264BA3@cpe.cz>

Perhaps doing explicit port forwarding on the NAT firewall of the CIPE ports 
would alleviate the problem.

Damion K. Wilson

On Friday 03 January 2003 04:56 pm, Vaclav Stepan wrote:
> 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





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