I think Ive found a problem then. As I said. Ive got keepalive enabled. And yes Ive found the 2 hr timeout and watched till it disconnected even though Ive got the "chat terminal mode" enabled in the bpqtcpip terminal. I am using version 126.96.36.199 bpqtcpip terminal.
I get *** Disconnected - Idle time exceeded
It would be good if the 2 hr timeout could be accessed as a variable in the bpq config perhaps or in the chatserver itself. This way even basic telnet clients could have a longer or shorter idle timeout.
For me something a bit longer up to 10hrs would be good. I am playing with mobile devices via Telnet logins so options for sending nulls etc are not always that easy to arrange.
Note I have IDLETIME=1800 in the bpq config file.
Thanks Tony VK5AH
--- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "John Wiseman" <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
> There are two timeouts, and a number of ways to get round them.
> First the network level timeout - the IDLETIME in the node config. This is
> normally 15 minutes, but can be varied by individual sysops.This is reset by
> traffic in etiher direction.
> The chat server has a two hour disconnect timer. This is only reset by input
> from the user, not by data received from other uers.
> There is a chat server setting /Keepalive which when enabed sends you a
> message after around 10 minutes without any other output. This will reset
> the network IDLETIME and keep you connected for two hours (7200 seconds)
> without input. This can be used however you are connecting to Chat.
> If you are using one one the BPQ Terminals (Chat Console, BPQ32 MDI Terminal
> Window, BPQTerminal or BPQTermTCP), there is a "Chat Terminal Mode" flag
> under options. This sends a couple of NULL characters after 10 minute or so
> of inactivity.These reset the Chat Server timeout, but are otherwise
> ignored. WIth this setting, you can remain connected essentially for ever,
> aprat from Node or Network failures.
> 73, John
> From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> Sent: 01 April 2013 02:37
> To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [BPQ32] Re: Chat questions
> Thanks for the clue on editing the telnet config. That works now.
> Some more questions on the chat server. Ive found that after 7200 seconds or
> 2 hrs that you are forcibly disconnected from the server. This may well be a
> function of the Node connection rather than the Chat server. I have
> Keepalive enabled and this is working.
> I can not see where abouts in the configs that 2 hrs or 7200 seconds comes
> into play that it would disconnect.
> Any ideas ?
> Also is there a way that I can arrange for users to connect directly into
> the chat server on login to the node without having to type "chat" ? That
> would be a handy thing.
> Ive been using BPQ32 for years but never played with these features really.
> Tony VK5AH