[TriLUG] SSH inactivity timeout
brian at strutmasters.com
Fri Jan 27 13:44:41 EST 2006
I've noticed that if I'm ssh'ed into a system somewhere across the
Internet and my session goes idle for a certain length of time, I'm
disconnected ("connection reset by peer"). However, if the session is
with a host on the LAN, then that doesn't happen - my session can stay
idle all day long and not get terminated.
I want to change that. I'm setting up a server to be as secure as I can
make it, and I don't want the possibility of someone (read: me in a fit
of laziness) walking away from an SSH session for a while and leaving it
open to physical compromise.
However, I don't see anything in the sshd_config about inactivity. For
what should I be looking?
Brian A. Henning
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