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Re: [vox-tech] ssh2 timeout



On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 11:14:23AM -0700, Chris Lupo wrote:
> After some period of inactivity, my ssh (ssh2) sessions drop.  I haven't
> actually measured how long that time period is, but its about 10 minutes
> maybe less.  I'd really like to extend that time, if not disable the
> timeout all together.
> 
> I really only ssh to my ece machine at school, so I haven't tried other
> machines on different networks, but I know other students who don't have
> this problem.
> 
> It happens even when my network traffic is not idle, i.e. I can be surfing
> and the ssh connection will drop.
> 
> Anyone know how to do something about this?
> Im using ssh2: SSH Secure Shell 2.4.0 (non-commercial version) on 
> i686-pc-linux-gnu

Openssh and ssh1 don't do that as far as I know; I've had sessions open for
days with no activity.

Rather than a facist restriction in SSH2, could there be network trouble? Do
you get any errot message? 'Connection reset by peer' or similar?

-- 
Henry House
OpenPGP key available from http://hajhouse.org/hajhouse.asc


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