ClientAliveInterval not working?

From: Joe Terwilliger (
Date: 10/06/03

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    This is my first time to the list, I apologize beforehand if I have missed
    anything in the FAQ on this. Any suggestions or pointers to links would be
    helpful. I've done the traditional multi-google search and havent come up
    with a solution yet.

    We are trying to control inactivity timeout on sshd using the
    ClientAliveInterval and ClientAliveCountMax sshd_config settings but it
    doesnt seem to be having any affect on timing out and disconnecting
    inactive/idle clients. I have tried using standard numeric arguments and
    numeric arguments followed by a character modifier (s, m, h, etc) with no
    effect. Clients are still staying connected regardless of the
    ClientAliveInterval setting and what client I am using to connect - I have
    tried PuTTY and the standards ssh clients to connect, both with keepalive
    settings turned off. Are there issues with this feature in openSSH or
    something I am missing in the documentation?

    Thanks in advance,

    Joe T

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