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  • n. a short message sent by one device to another to check that the link between the two is operating.


keep +‎ alive (Wiktionary)


  • OSPF keepalive packet from a neighbor before assuming the device is down.


  • The interval that the router sends out keepalive packets across the virtual link to alert the other end of the link that the router is up.


  • The interval that the device sends out OSPF keepalive packets to let other routers know the device is up.


  • Clients that do not answer these packets or generate other traffic within several keepalive intervals experience a shutdown of connections.


  • The number of seconds between keepalive packets sent to each connected client by the device.


  • This keyword also sets the amount of time between keepalive packets sent by the concentrator over the tunnel.


  • Interval, in seconds, the interface sends out keepalive packets to let other routers know this interface is up.

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  • Web service: enabled HTTP keepalive for much better performance

    VersionTracker: Mac OS X

  • * NAT_OA support (floating port for IKE exchange) * NAT keepalive


  • Similar to warnbeforehandler, but called after the conversation has becomed idle. keepalive

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