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Heartbeat interval and timeout: why 3 secs and 10 min?
Hi,

Is there any particular reason why the default heartbeat interval is 3
seconds and the timeout is 10 minutes? Everywhere I looked (code, Google,
..) only mentions  the values but no clue on why those values were chosen.
Thanks in advance,
André Oriani