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

  • US 9,923,995 B1
  • Filed: 09/03/2017
  • Issued: 03/20/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a non-transitory memory storing instructions; and

    one or more processors in communication with the non-transitory memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions for;

    receiving, by a second node from a first node, a transmission control protocol (TCP)-variant packet in advance of a TCP-variant connection being established;

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

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

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

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