I'm trying to get a handle on the Stratum mining pool protocol. If I set up a mining pool client, I will initially get something to work on. Let's say it takes me a while (e.g. an hour) to solve the problem at hand. Since blocks get mined on the Bitcoin network around every ten minutes, should I expect to get a message from teh pool during that hour that I'm working on the initial problem notifying me to move on to other work?
I ask because I set up a test client and as I monitor network traffic I notice I'm not getting a response from the pool, which leads me to wonder if there's something wrong on the pool's end or if I'm doing something wrong.