Sorry - I wasn't very clear on what I was trying to do. I'm not concerned
with current connections getting logged out (ala idled), but with how long
it takes a connection being established to timeout.
Fri Oct 27 16:53:12 IST 2000
server:~/# telnet www.met.ie 80
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection timed out
Fri Oct 27 17:06:26 IST 2000
As you can see, that's taken about 13 minutes.
BTW - I did that after changing /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_fin_timeout to 30,
as suggested in another email.
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Brady, Padraig wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Raf [mailto:turiel at Redbrick.DCU.ie]
> > Sent: 27 October 2000 13:07
> > To: ilug at linux.ie> >
> > Anyone know how to change the amount of time it takes before a tcpip
> > (i.e. telnet) connection times out? ATM its taking about 13
> > minutes... I'd like to change it to something like 3-5 instead.
>> If a telnet client is directly connected to the telnetd then as long as
> both parties both parties (processes) are running the connection will
> never be disconnected by TCP/IP no matter how long the idle time.
<snipped big long response>
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