Our company codes software in VB 6.0 and uses ado 2.5 to access sybase server. Although our code consists of basically having a permanent connection to the database, we do have code that opens a connection to some database, retrieves data and then closes the connection (ie: set oConnection = nothing).. It has been discovered lately that the connection at times takes longer than "usual" to "disappear".. Although thru inhouse testing the connection at times takes seconds to "disappear", it does so... It is not the case at a customer's where it takes hours before we see the spid disappear when querying using sp_who...I have to believe this is a configuration issue on the sybase side but do not know for sure.. hence my post!! Can anyone provide some insight?