Ticket #3583 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Null keepalive char from terminal causes "Directory Scanning"

Reported by: bw.aljex@… Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: mc-core Version:
Keywords: Cc: bw.aljex@…
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Description (last modified by zaytsev) (diff)

I have a terminal emulator configured to send an ascii null every few seconds. This is invisible to most programs, but keeps tcp sessions alive in aggressive routers.

In MC, every time the null gets sent by the terminal emulator, mc pops up a Directory Scanning popup, which gets in the way of actually using mc since I happen to have had the setting sending them very frequently.

mc 4.8.12 on OSX (from http://www.midnight-commander.org/wiki/Binaries)

(Copied over from https://github.com/MidnightCommander/mc/issues/87)

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by and

On TCP level you have tcp keepalive, ok let assume aggressive router don't respect tcp keepalive.

On data payload level let guess using ssh you have ServerAliveInterval? for sending 0 Byte from client to server. TCP data payload will be around 20-30Bytes depends on ssh encryption.
even aggressive router will see normal tcp traffic equal with your NUL terminal insertion.

It is unusual to insert NUL string on terminal level, maybe bad things happen. :)

Anyway what menu do you mean with Directory Scanning in mc?

Last edited 6 years ago by and (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by zaytsev

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comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by zaytsev

Hi Brian, could you please clarify?

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by mooffie

NULL is C-space (do cat | od -c, and hit C-space (or C-@) and ENTER and C-d to see), which is the "Show directory sizes" command.

If this is your case, there isn't a bug here. (Tip: google ServerAliveInterval.)

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version 4.8.12 deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
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