Enabling ServerAliveInterval by default

Markus Friedl markus.r.friedl at arcor.de
Mon Dec 17 21:27:06 EST 2007

On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 07:04:21PM +0200, Nadav Har'El wrote:
> Is there a reason why OpenSSH shouldn't enable ServerAliveInterval in the
> default client configuration, with some interval of, say, 120 seconds?

Yes, it will break TCP where NAT is not involved, TCP is robust.
What you need is some kind of 'NAT-detection', but that's scary.


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