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Computer languages C  +
Documentation note User README included
Full description Spinner keeps telnet and ssh links from drSpinner keeps telnet and ssh links from dropping due to inactivity. Many firewalls and some ISPs drop connections when they are perceived as idle. Spinner acts as a keep-alive by constantly sending a tiny amount of data over the link, preserving the connection. It displays a little "spinning" ASCII character in the top left corner of your terminal. It can also be activated with the -n switch so that, instead of displaying a spinner, it simply sends out a periodic null character to the terminal. It supports any terminal capable of handling VT100-style escape codes. It also has a mode called "Ghost in the Machine" mode, which you can use to write the spinner character to ANY tty, not just your own.r character to ANY tty, not just your own.
Homepage URL http://www.laffeycomputer.com/spinner.html  +
Interface daemon  +
Internet-application tool  +
Is GNU false  +
Keywords SSH  + , monitoring  + , connection  + , escape  + , telnet  + , interruption  + , keep-alive  +
Last review by Alejandroindependiente +
Last review date 14 January 2017  +
License GPLv2 +
License verified by Janet Casey  +
License verified date 28 January 2003  +
Name Spinner  +
Real name Joe Laffey  +
Related projects Autossh + , ConnMon +
Resource URL mailto:software@laffeycomputer.com  +
Resource audience Bug Tracking  + , Developer  + , Support  +
Resource kind E-mail  +
Revisionid 40,926  +
Revisiontimestamp 13 January 2017 19:39:59  +
Revisionuser User:Alejandroindependiente +
Role Maintainer  +
Runs-on GNU/Linux  +
Short description Keeps telnet and ssh links from dropping  +
Submitted by Database conversion +
Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
System-administration network-hookup  +
Use internet-application  + , system-administration  +
User level none  +
Version comment 1.2.4 stable released 2003-02-18
Version date 18 February 2003  +
Version download http://downloads.laffeycomputer.com/current_builds/spinner/spinner-current.tar.gz  +
Version identifier 1.2.4  +
Version status stable  +
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Categories Entry  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2 February 2017 21:01:23  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Entry  +
Has subobjectThis property is a special property in this wiki. Spinner + , Spinner + , Spinner + , Spinner +
EmailThis property is a special property in this wiki. joe@laffeycomputer.com  +
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