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Killing File Control Connections.
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 89 11:13:58 MDT
From: email@example.com (Stephen Nicoud)
Is there anyway to tell the Symbolics to close the file control
connection as soon as the request I've made is completed? I found the
variable FS:*DEFAULT-FILE-CONTROL-CONNECTION-LIFETIME* which is set to
30 minutes (in 60ths of a second). I did set it low (30 seconds), but
I'm concerned that if I happen to be doing a large file transfer, that a
low value might cut the connection before it was through.
The timer starts running whenever the connection becomes idle. If a
file transfer is in process, it won't time out.
You can also set this on a per-host basis, by filling in the File
Control Lifetime field in the server's namespace entry. The above
variable is only used for hosts that don't have this filled in.
I'd set the timer to somewhere between 1 and 5 minutes. Every time you
have to reestablish the control connection you're going to be asked for
a password (unless you set FS:*REMEMBER-PASSWORDS* to T, usually asking
for trouble). If you set the timeout too low you'll be asked for a
password for just about every file operation.