[Standards-JIG] Re: The Ack Hack.

Trejkaz trejkaz at trypticon.org
Sat May 13 01:25:31 UTC 2006


On Friday 12 May 2006 00:31, Tony Finch wrote:
> On Thu, 11 May 2006, Trejkaz wrote:
> > The connection is already severed -- the server knows it and the client
> > knows it.  However, the SSH client (PuTTY) keeps the ports open on the
> > client until you close the window.  All data sent during that time period
> > goes into the black hole.
>
> Have you reported this as a bug?
>
> Tony.

I think it's a feature, actually.  As soon as I hit "OK" to its error dialog, 
it all shuts down properly.  I was just giving this as an example of a 
situation where having proper acks would be really useful for knowing if your 
connection is down.

TX

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