sshd - time out idle connections
markham_breitbach at ssimicro.com
Fri May 3 15:03:05 UTC 2013
Depending on the shell you are using, you may be able to set that to auto-logout, or you
could set a cron job to run every 5 minutes and terminate tty's with > 5min idle time.
Honestly though, you will rarely find a good technical solution to a social
problem--there's always a work-around--and this is a social problem. If there is a
company security policy stating that ssh sessions are not to be left idling > 5 min, then
make sure everyone is aware of this policy and start handing out pink slips to people that
On 13-05-03 8:28 AM, Fleuriot Damien wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'm facing this unusual demand at work where we need to time out idle SSH connections for security purposes.
> I've checked the following options from sshd_config but none seems to fit my needs :
> Basically, I'm trying to defeat the use of the following client-side option:
> ServerAliveInterval 5
> I'm afraid all I've hit now is dead ends.
> Has anyone ever had the same requirements before and, perhaps, found a solution to this ?
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