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Xapplications hang if inactive

Last post: Thursday, September 12, 2002 10:21 PM by Support, 1 reply

Thursday, September 12, 2002 10:20 AM - Pari

Xapplications hang if inactive

I have a Win2000 PC at home and I am using the Cisco VPN client to connect to my coorporate network. I start the XManager and connect to my Sun box running Solaris 8. I then export xterms. The xterms and other Xapplications hang and lose connection if they are inactive for a period between 2-5 minutes.
Is there some setting in Xmanager that can be changed to keep the connection alive?

Thursday, September 12, 2002 10:21 PM - Support

Re: Xapplications hang if inactive

Unfortunately, Xmanager doesn't support a keep alive session for remote connections. It is a basic limitation of X protocol.

However, Xstart with an SSH protocol can support a keep alive feature. It requires an ssh server is installed in the Unix server. You can learn more about ssh connection in the Xmanager FAQ page at:


Also, you can extend the timeout value of the VPN long enough for a normal Xmanager session.

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