You can change the non-established-connection-timeout
using sysctl net.inet.tcp.keepinit=value. The default is
75000, at least on FreeBSD-4.9, which is probably a lot.

Cheers, NikV

On Wednesday 14 April 2004 14:36, Holtor wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> How can I change the default telnet timeout value when connecting to remote
> hosts?
>
> For example:
>
> # time telnet -N 1.2.3.4
> Trying 1.2.3.4...
> telnet: connect to address 1.2.3.4: Operation timed out
> telnet: Unable to connect to remote host
> 0.000u 0.008s 1:15.01 0.0%      0+0k 1+0io 6pf+0w
>
> The timeout seems to be 75 sec, how can we make this 15 or 30 seconds? I
> have been searching google to no avail but did get hints that this might be
> a TCP default of somekind.
>
> If anyone has any idea please do e-mail back but include my in the reply as
> I'm not yet subscribed to the list.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Holt G.
>
>
>
>
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