[Imap-protocol] IDLE + inbox file
brong at fastmail.fm
Sat Mar 24 20:49:47 PDT 2012
On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 03:25:33PM -0700, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> On 2012-03-24, at 3:23 PM, Bron Gondwana wrote:
> > Your theory fails to account for cheap shitty NAT devices which think
> > the entire world is HTTP and silently drop the connection after a
> > couple of minutes
> If I didn't know any better, I would accuse you of being an old school grumpy internet bastard ;-)
Heh. This is one that's bitten us a fair bit... we were using TCP level
keepalives, but it chews up battery on iPhones.
In the end we compromised by turning off the keepalive for our main
hostname, but providing an alternative hostname for people with bad
NAT. The decision about which one to make default was influenced by
a hope that things will converge towards unbroken over time.
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