The situation is a site with a lot of clients behind NMB NAT & Proxy. Clients are using AOL IM. They report frequent disconnects, "login too soon", and other issues. On looking at packet captures of failed sessions, you can see that AOL's servers drop the connection probably as some form of anti-DoS protection. The local sys admins reported that in past years they have seen similar issues and have been able to get to someone at AOL who apparently whitelists their public IP and like magic all the problems go away. However this year nobody has been able to penetrate AOL's 37 levels of "tech support" in call centers on 5 continents to get anywhere.

The question is: Anyone else with experience in this problem and any tricks that can be done ( either from the client side or NBM side ) to get this stuff to be more reliable somehow?

-- Bob

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