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Re: Ignorant mass-media strikes again

  • From: Michael P. Lyle
  • Date: Wed Dec 09 18:14:53 1998

> I bet Ms. Thorton never heard that TCP can preserve idle connections
> when dial-up link is down.  Yeah, dial-on-demand is such a hard thing
> to do!

Well, yes.  But if you're on a dynamic IP, good luck at getting the 
answers to your packets when you call up and are assigned a new IP.

Having your connection time out CAN be a pain.


Michael P. Lyle
Security Architect
Exodus Communications, Inc.