Re. ec2 forced close of idle connections

Tony Seebregts <>
Thu Jun 25 18:25:18 CEST 2009


Hi,

Its unlikely unless Amazon have changed their policy recently (as in the
last month'ish) - a server I was running on EC2 for more than a year had
relatively idle connections (as in a 'ping' message every two minutes if
it was doing nothing) and the connections generally persisted unless the
other side shut them down.

regards

Tony Seebregts

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> Subject:
> ec2 forced close of idle connections
> From:
> Joel Reymont <>
> Date:
> Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:14:50 +0100
> To:
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> To:
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> I'm noticing that my idle TCP connections to a server running on EC2
> (Erlang!) are being closed after just 20-30 seconds.
> 
> Has anyone experienced this?
> 
> Is this a ploy by Amazon to boost network traffic with keep-alives?
> 
>     Thanks, Joel
> 
> ---
> Mac hacker with a performance bent
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