Telnet Operation Timed Out

Holtor holtor at
Wed Apr 14 04:36:54 PDT 2004

Hello All,

How can I change the default telnet timeout value when connecting to remote hosts?

For example:

# time telnet -N
telnet: connect to address 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.


Holt G.

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