Nikos, Thank you so much! The value is not in seconds but in milliseconds (wierd?). I set it to 10000 ms which gave me a 10 second timeout however this is system-wide and I dont want to break things.
Does anyone know how to do it for just this specific telnet session? Perhaps there's a keepinit rule in ipfw. Any ideas? Tia Holt --- Nikos Vassiliadis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > 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 22.214.171.124 > > Trying 126.96.36.199... > > telnet: connect to address 188.8.131.52: 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. > > > > > > > > > > > > __________________________________ > > Do you Yahoo!? > > Yahoo! Tax Center - File online by April 15th > > http://taxes.yahoo.com/filing.html > > _______________________________________________ > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Tax Center - File online by April 15th http://taxes.yahoo.com/filing.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"