Why Was I Not Notified of Failure Unbinding the EIP When GaussDB(DWS) Is Connected Over the Internet?

After the EIP is unbound, the network may be disconnected. However, the TCP layer does not detect a faulty physical connection in time due to keepalive settings. As a result, the gsql, ODBC, and JDBC clients also cannot identify the network fault in time.

The duration when the database sends the disconnection message to the client depends on the keepalive settings. The specific algorithm for calculating the duration is:

keepalive_time + keepalive_probes x keepalive_intvl

Keepalive values affect network communication stability. Adjust them to service pressure and network conditions.

On Linux, run the sysctl command to modify the following parameters:

  • net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time

  • net.ipv4.tcp_keeaplive_probes

  • net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_intvl

For example, if you want to change the value of net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time, run the following command to change it to 120.

sysctl net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time=120

On Windows, modify the following configuration information in registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters:

  • KeepAliveTime

  • KeepAliveInterval

  • TcpMaxDataRetransmissions (equivalent to tcp_keepalive_probes)


If you cannot find the preceding parameters in registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters, add these parameters. Open Registry Editor, right-click the blank area on the right, and choose Create > DWORD (32-bit) Value to add these parameters.