Methods, systems, and computer program products for sharing information for detecting an idle TCP connection

  • US 10,075,564 B1
  • Filed: 03/07/2018
  • Issued: 09/11/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising:

  • code for use by a client node including one or more processors in communication with a non-transitory memory, where the code, when used by the client node, causes the client node to;

    receive, by the client node from a server node, a transmission control protocol (TCP)-variant packet;

    detect an idle time period parameter field in the TCP-variant packet;

    identify metadata in the idle time period parameter field for an idle time period, during which, no packet is communicated in a TCP-variant connection to keep the TCP-variant connection active; and

    modify, by the client node and based on the metadata, a timeout attribute associated with the TCP-variant connection.

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