Re: Idle timeout
From: Bob Rasmussen (ras_at_anzio.com)
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 09:06:19 -0700 (PDT) To: "Rushton, Mike" <Mike.Rushton@atosorigin.com>
On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Rushton, Mike wrote:
> Is there any way of configuring OpenSSH, we're running version 3.8.1p1,
> to disconnect idle sessions after n minutes of inactivity? I've seen
> references to an idle-timeout parameter but this doesn't appear in the
> sshd_config man page. I've tried ClientAliveInterval ClientAliveCountMax
> but these only cause sshd to terminate dead/hung sessions, inactive
> sessions are unaffected.
The irony here is that so many people are trying to AVOID idle-timeout.
I don't believe this capability is provided by OpenSSH. It is usually
provided by the shell program that the user connects to, or by a router.
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