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Posted by Helpless   (48 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Fri 28 Aug 2015 04:01 PM (UTC)
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is there a way to make the send_keep_alive thing to fire more often? i heard the default is 2 minutes, which isnt enough to keep me alive.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,321 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #1 on Fri 28 Aug 2015 11:59 PM (UTC)
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You get kicked off the MUD if you don't do something in 2 minutes? Or is it your router?

In any case there is no option to change the time.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Helpless   (48 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Sat 29 Aug 2015 01:07 AM (UTC)
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the mud isnt forcing me off if that is what you're asking. i need some kind of spam to stay connected and they wont allow me to use timers that execute commands every so often.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,321 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #3 on Sat 29 Aug 2015 02:33 AM (UTC)
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I would try to reconfigure the router. 2 minutes sounds really low. It would be pretty hard to telnet to a server, for example, if you got disconnected after a minute of inactivity.

Make sure you set this option before connecting to the MUD.

Are you saying that, after you connect to the game, if you sit there doing nothing for 2 minutes you are disconnected?

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Helpless   (48 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #4 on Sat 29 Aug 2015 07:09 AM (UTC)
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Nick Gammon said:

I would try to reconfigure the router.

reconfigure it how? im pretty much a newbie as to what i should change...or really anything. i know how to log in to it (netgear router) but not smart enough to figure out what i should change to try and help with this.

Nick Gammon said:

Make sure you set this option before connecting to the MUD.

what option? if you mean keep_alive, i did do that before i connected.

Nick Gammon said:

Are you saying that, after you connect to the game, if you sit there doing nothing for 2 minutes you are disconnected?

it's a random amount of time that i'll disconnect...sometimes i can go 5 minutes, other times 30-40 minutes and usually not much more than that.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,321 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #5 on Sun 30 Aug 2015 07:45 PM (UTC)
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There have been a few posts on this forum about this issue. Whilst that may sound like it's a bug that needs fixing, it needs to be compared to the thousands of people who use the client without any problem.

You might be able to send some innocuous thing to the MUD to stay alive, something like a telnet sequence "turn echo on" which would not have any real effect on the server, but make the router think you are still connected.

You could also try to connect to the router (most have a web interface these days) and see if there is some "keep alive" setting you can tweak.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Helpless   (48 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #6 on Sun 30 Aug 2015 08:38 PM (UTC)
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i dont know what you mean by the telnet sequence thing, googling it didnt really work out.

as far as having my router do a "keep alive" thing, i only found one way of doing it but whenever i change those settings i end up losing internet completely. not sure how to make it so it still connects or something.....netgear wnr1000v2
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Posted by Helpless   (48 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #7 on Thu 03 Sep 2015 06:49 AM (UTC)
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no one else with ideas?
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,321 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #8 on Thu 03 Sep 2015 08:24 PM (UTC)
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All I can suggest is try a different client for a day (eg. Mudlet). If the problem goes away, it is something to do with MUSHclient. If you still have the problem it is something to do with your router.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Meerclar   USA  (733 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #9 on Thu 03 Sep 2015 11:03 PM (UTC)
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Most of our suggestions were killed by the fact that you can't use timed events. If you've got food and drink events at regular(ish) intervals they're usually plenty frequent to keep a connection alive.

Meerclar - Lord of Cats
Coder, Builder, and Tormenter of Mortals
Stormbringer: Rebirth
storm-bringer.org:4500
www.storm-bringer.org
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Posted by Helpless   (48 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #10 on Sat 05 Sep 2015 05:27 PM (UTC)
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mudlet didnt change anything either, i didnt expect it to though. i disconnect from other multiplayer games that arent muds if i idle for however long.
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Posted by Meerclar   USA  (733 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #11 on Sat 05 Sep 2015 06:53 PM (UTC)
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Trouble is either your router or something along your route to the mud. Have you tried using tracert to see if there are any trouble areas along the route? As a point of interest, if you're playing internationally, it's a safe bet there are some issues along the route.

Meerclar - Lord of Cats
Coder, Builder, and Tormenter of Mortals
Stormbringer: Rebirth
storm-bringer.org:4500
www.storm-bringer.org
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Posted by Helpless   (48 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #12 on Sat 05 Sep 2015 07:44 PM (UTC)

Amended on Sat 05 Sep 2015 07:45 PM (UTC) by Helpless

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yeah it's in another country, across an ocean. im not sure what to look for in a tracert as far as problem detecting.

edit: my old dial-up connection never had this problem, and it was still in another country.
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