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Re: [XBoard-devel] TCP connection (expiry?) with ICS

From: Svetlana Tkachenko
Subject: Re: [XBoard-devel] TCP connection (expiry?) with ICS
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:22:33 +1100

Thank you a lot for the detail.

"H.G. Muller" wrote:
> ICS have a time-out period (for FICS this is 1 hour, IIRC), and 
> disconnect you if that expires without you giving any commands. They 
> know immediately when they disconnect you, however. XBoard has an option 
> -keepAlive M , which sends a "date" command to the ICS every M minutes. 
> If M < 60 this should prevent FICS from ever disconnecting you.

Don't see this option in the man page of xboard 4.8.0, nor in its options 


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