Camping (computing)

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Camping is the act of, once connected to some types of server, remaining connected (if not active) on that server. The purpose of this type of camping is usually malicious. For example, if a public FTP server allows only 5 users to be connected at any given time, a group of five people camping on this server denies access to all others attempting to download or upload from the server. Many commercial servers have protections against such activity, including the ability to detect and ban idle users after predetermined amounts of time.

This is not to be confused with camping in computer games.