On 8 Jul 2003 at 11:10, Viktor Lazlo boldly uttered: > On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Philip J. Koenig wrote: > > > One of those firewalls is quite flexible about protocol state > > timeouts, I can set this on a service-by-service basis. (ie I could > > increase it for SSH and no other service) > > > > Unfortunately the firewall on the other side isn't so accommodating. > > It has a single timeout setting that affects all traffic that > > traverses the firewall, and I'd rather not increase that too high. > > If there is no option then run a low-bandwidth application in the > background to keep the connection alive, or script something to generate > some activity at frequent enough intervals to do so.
Well that goes without saying, but the idea was whether the protocol itself contained a "keepalive" function. It's still a pain to have to go through that just so a connection will not die after 5 mins. I would think this is a common enough issue to justify an enhancement request to the open-ssh people. -- Philip J. Koenig [EMAIL PROTECTED] Electric Kahuna Systems -- Computers & Communications for the New Millenium _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"