Idle SSH session disconnects

Bob Proulx bob at
Sat Aug 31 11:06:07 EST 2002

Jim Cunning <jcunning at> [2002-08-30 14:26:47 -0700]:
> I will try setting KeepAlive to no.

Many people have joked over the years that KEEPALIVE should really be
called MAKEDEAD instead because that is the function.  But don't lose
sight of the fact that making a dead connection dead is vitally
important for automated processes to detect failure in many cases.
Humans have a variable timeout and will figure it out.  But machines
have patience.


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