libkeepalive0 - enable tcp keepalive support in programs using shared libraries

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: libkeepalive0
Package version: 0.2
Package release: 1
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 36 B
Download size: 4.55 KB
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Many systems provide the ability to keep tcp connections alive, so they aren't reset by peers or by routers because of inactivity. Even if this feature is present, only a few programs correctly implement the code to use it. If your favourite foo-client is not written with support for tcp keepalive, you'll continue to see your connection reset. libkeepalive library provides a way to enable tcp keepalive support in any program that uses shared libraries (e.g.: glibc shared object) to perform network operations. Using the preload method, you will be able to intercept normal program execution and to inject the code needed to enable the keepalive routines, everything done without modifying the original binary file and with no need to gain root privileges.




    Source package: libkeepalive

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install libkeepalive0 deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install libkeepalive0


    • /usr/lib/
    • /usr/lib/
    • /usr/share/doc/libkeepalive0/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libkeepalive0/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libkeepalive0/copyright


    2013-02-13 - Thorsten Alteholz <> libkeepalive (0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial package. (Closes: #700518)