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Re: SSH connection timeout?



As far as logging someone off the shell if nothing has been typed for a
while, openssh does not support this.  As another poster suggested, we
use the bash env variable TMOUT.  I place it in /etc/profile. For 15
minutes of idle time I use "TMOUT=900". For C shell, "set autologout=15"
is placed in /etc/csh.cshrc.  The downside is that these env variables
can be changed by users, but it does not really seem to be a big issue
for us.  I also recall a idle daemon that is available, but it has been
a long time since I looked into it.


On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 09:25:23 -0500, "Clark, Patti" <Clarkp osti gov>
said:
> I've been working on tweaking RHEL4 for settings to meet various
> security requirements.  One question that has come up is whether an ssh
> session can have an idle timeout set.  I'd thought that using
> ClientAliveInterval and ClientAliveCountMax were the solution (restart
> sshd after mods).  However, I am not seeing that happen.  So, the
> question, are these 2 parameters suppose to work for idle timeout, or
> are they used only for when the client "system" really goes to lunch?
> Are there parameters for setting idle timeout for ssh sessions?
> 
> Patti Clark
> Unix System Administrator - RHCT
> Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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