[SATLUG] SSH Timeout problem.

Doug White doug at clickdoug.com
Fri Mar 19 10:24:59 CST 2004

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discovered vulnerabilities in SSH, and advising all users to update as soon as

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Trimmer, Darren" <dtrimmer at commtechinc.com>
To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 9:20 AM
Subject: RE: [SATLUG] SSH Timeout problem.

: > ClientAliveInterval
: >        Sets a timeout interval in seconds after which if no data has
: >        been received from the client, sshd will send a message through
: >        the encrypted channel to request a response from the client.
: >        The default is 0, indicating that these messages will not be
: >        sent to the client.  This option applies to protocol version 2
: >        only.
: >
: > So what that does is send data across to the other side if
: > the client has been idle just to check and make sure that the
: > client is still there.  If the client is still there, the
: > connection will stay open.
: > If the client has gone away, it will shut down the connection.
: >
: > That has nothing to do with shutting down the connection
: > after a certain amount of idle time from the client.
: Yeh, I'm thinking I might have to time it out at the firewall.
: -Darren
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