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VPN Hell -- I hate when I have to work through people who can't get things right

By Andrew Pollack on 11/14/2008 at 03:33 PM EST

I've spent all day working on an agent to correlate some data and produce a report for one of my clients. By itself, that's not hard. Unfortunately, the VPN connection supplied by their I.T. department cannot stay connected this week at all. I've got the connection set to auto-redial, but it literally couldn't hold up for 5 minutes at a time. The system log shows 64 reconnects over the course of my working on this thing.

Ever tried agent code debugging when your session drops out every 5 minutes?


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re: VPN Hell -- I hate when I have to work through people who can't get things rightBy Bruce Perry on 11/14/2008 at 08:28 PM EST
uncheck the "drop connection every 5 minutes" option. ;-)
re: VPN Hell -- I hate when I have to work through people who can't get things rightBy Andy Pedisich on 11/16/2008 at 11:01 AM EST
Hop on a plane. Expense the ticket, rental car, meals, and hotel back to the
client.

It's medieval, but you'll never drop a connection.

- Andy


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