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Anti-idle Mechanism

Many FTP servers will close a connection if the user has no action during a specific period of time. TurboFTP effectively prevents this using the so-called anti-idle mechanism. During the idle time TurboFTP will send dummy random commands to the remote server, such that the server will think the connection is still "active".

FTP servers often enforce a maximum time of no data transfer. Anti-idle cannot help in this situation. However TurboFTP has strong auto-reconnect capability, which will keep you connected to an FTP server at its best effort without your manually reestablishing the connection.