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spinner Keep ssh and telnet connections from dropping due to inactivity
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Maintainer: mich@FreeBSD.org search for ports maintained by this maintainer
Port Added: 08 Jan 2003 11:52:06
License: not specified in port
Spinner is a small program that displays a little "spinning" ASCII
character in the top left corner of your terminal. To make this effect
it cycles through punctuation marks like this " - \ | / - \ | / ... "
(try it to see). By default the character is drawn in inverse video
(or your terminal's equivalent). But you can turn this off with the -i
switch. It supports any terminal capable of handling VT100 style escape codes.

Spinner is useful for keeping telnet and ssh links from dropping due to
inactivity. Many firewalls, and some ISPs drop connections when they are
perceived as idle. By having spinner running the server is constantly
sending a tiny amount of data over the link, preserving the connection.
Thus (for search engines) Spinner is an anti-dle, timeout preventing,
background daemon process for Unix variants including Linux.

WWW: http://www.laffeycomputer.com/spinner.html

	- Michael L. Hostbaek
	mich@FreeBSD.org
SVNWeb : Homepage : PortsMon

To install the port: cd /usr/ports/sysutils/spinner/ && make install clean
To add the package: pkg install spinner

PKGNAME: spinner

There are no ports dependent upon this port

Configuration Options
===> The following configuration options are available for spinner-1.2.4:
     DOCS=on: Build and/or install documentation
===> Use 'make config' to modify these settings

Master Sites:
  1. http://distcache.FreeBSD.org/ports-distfiles/
  2. http://downloads.laffeycomputer.com/current_builds/spinner/

Number of commits found: 14

Commit History - (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
DateByDescription
19 May 2016 10:53:06
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.4
Revision:415500
amdmi3 search for other commits by this committer
- Fix trailing whitespace in pkg-descrs, categories [p-x]*

Approved by:	portmgr blanket
20 Sep 2015 21:12:21
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.4
Revision:397463
olgeni search for other commits by this committer
Typos, whitespace and capitalization fixes (S-X).
22 Nov 2014 09:13:36
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.4
Revision:373038
antoine search for other commits by this committer
Cleanup plist
16 Jul 2014 03:18:26
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.4
Revision:362024
adamw search for other commits by this committer
Add DOCS option where PORTDOCS is in plist.
25 Feb 2014 15:23:54
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.4
Revision:346024
ehaupt search for other commits by this committer
Support staging
20 Sep 2013 23:06:00
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.4
Revision:327772
bapt search for other commits by this committer
Add NO_STAGE all over the place in preparation for the staging support (cat:
sysutils)
19 Mar 2011 12:38:54
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.4
miwi search for other commits by this committer
- Get Rid MD5 support
24 Jan 2006 01:06:45
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.4
edwin search for other commits by this committer
SHA256ify

Approved by: krion@
18 Mar 2004 09:56:10
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.4
mich search for other commits by this committer
- SIZEify.

Submitted by:           trevor
07 May 2003 11:37:57
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.4
mich search for other commits by this committer
Change maintainer email to my @FreeBSD.org address

Approved by: roberto(mentor)
24 Feb 2003 16:41:56
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.4
leeym search for other commits by this committer
update to spinner-1.2.4

PR:             48633
Submitted by:   Michael L. Hostbaek <mich@freebsdcluster.org>
21 Feb 2003 13:28:59
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.2
knu search for other commits by this committer
De-pkg-comment.
10 Feb 2003 23:23:00
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.2.2
dannyboy search for other commits by this committer
Update to 1.2.2.

PR:             47837
Submitted by:   maintainer
08 Jan 2003 11:50:15
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.1
arved search for other commits by this committer
Add spinner, a small util that draws a spinning ASCII character to keep ssh and
telnet connections from dropping due to inactivity.

PR:             46289
Submitted by:   Michael L. Hostbaek <mich@freebsdcluster.org>

Number of commits found: 14

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