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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 7, 2015

Incorporate a keep alive feature for use in VPN environments.

The RDi would send an active ping to the connected host systems even when resources are not being synced between the client and the host. The keep alive (ping) would occur every 20 seconds.

The reason for this is because statefull firewalls have an open communication list. If a connection is inactive for x minutes, the firewall will automatically close the port.

Use Case:

A developer working out of a home office will connect to their corporate network via VPN. Source code will be downloaded at the first connection. The developer will then spend an hour or more researching and changing code with no further activity with the host. The network firewall will detect no activity for x minutes, and will then force close the port. The RDi is not notified of this port close, and will produce errors when trying to download or sync changes since the port closed. If a keep alive packet is sent, the firewall will not close the port, and no error messages will be generated.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    May 25, 2015

    Could you please open a PMR? thanks

  • Guest
    May 15, 2015

    I am running RDi Version
    Windows 7.
    Cisco Anyconnect Version 3.0.4235.

  • Guest
    May 14, 2015

    This request lacks sufficient information for us to evaluate it. Could you please tell us what version are you running?