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Re: [RFC] automatically retrying network connections

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: Re: [RFC] automatically retrying network connections
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2018 14:32:51 +0100
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On Sun 22 Jul 2018, Lars Ingebrigtsen wrote:

> Robert Pluim <address@hidden> writes:
>> one of the consequences of asking the user questions during network
>> connection setup is that the server they're trying to connect to might
>> have decided to close the connection by the time they've finished
>> answering.
> Yes, the NSM should reconnect if the user says "go ahead" to the NSM
> warning and the server has closed the connection.  The reason that
> landed on the back burner is that servers seem to mostly have long
> timeouts, so this turned out to be less of a problem in practice than I
> expected.  (I.e., I don't recall seeing a bug report about this, which
> is just plain weird.)
> We could also reverse the logic a bit and have the NSM always shut down
> the connection before prompting.  This will make network connections
> (that prompt an NSM warning) be somewhat slower, but it shouldn't be a
> big deal.

Won't that cause problems for users of sites that use fail2ban to lock
people out after failed login attempts ? It might be convenient, but
would need a user option so it could be disabled.


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