Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge

Why do my connections to the ODBC-ODBC Bridge server seem to be dropped after a while?

Last Reviewed:
8th January 2024

The Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server has an inactivity timer which by default is set to 7200 seconds. If a client connects to the server and does nothing for 7200 seconds (2 hours) the server will terminate that connection. This can cause problems with applications using persistent connections (e.g. PHP ). For example, if one of the connections is not used for 2 hours, it is terminated but PHP (up to PHP 4 beta3) does not recognise this and attempts to continue with the connection.

The timeouts are there to stop unnecessary connections building up and generally a useful feature. You can turn off the inactivity timeout by setting it to 0 or just increase it to the period you desire.

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