[NTISP] Filtering out ICQ packets to prevent reseting idle-timeout counter

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 09:37:44 -0400

Has anyone set up filters in Ascend Max units for preventing ICQ-related packets from resetting the idle-timeout counter? We've
noticed for a while now that if someone has ICQ turned on, they won't be disconnected for idle-time -- even if the person isn't
talking on ICQ. When it's enabled and running, it apparently sends/receives data every so often, resetting the idle-limit counter
and preventing the user from being knocked off. I don't know if this is also true with AOL's Instant Messenger.

I've never set up filters before, so if someone has done this, any info would be appreciated.

Josh Hillman