[CentOS] Gnome Terminal and xterm problems

Matt Shields mattboston at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 20:15:43 UTC 2007

Yeah I've set that on a few machines just to test.  But these
connections aren't inactive.  I'm actively working in that session
when it happens.


On 7/15/07, Jay Leafey <jay.leafey at mindless.com> wrote:
> Matt Shields wrote:
> > It shouldn't be dns because the session is already established and it
> > now IP based.  I don't believe ssh tries to keep resolving the IP
> > again and again.
> >
> > No session doesn't come back ever.  It just hangs permanently.
> >
> > -matt
> >
> We were seeing something similar to this a while back, SSH sessions to
> or from outside our network were dropping after some period of no
> activity (which may not be your problem).  Eventually we found that the
> Cisco PIX on our perimeter was set to kill idle sessions sessions after
> a certain period.
> We were able to resolve this by editing /etc/ssh/sshd_config and setting
> the ClientAliveInterval to a non-zero value.  In our case we set it to
> 240, which caused a "ClientAlive" request packet to be sent every 4
> minutes over the encrypted channel as the idle threshold on the PIX was
> set to 5 minutes.  This resolved our issues, perhaps it might help with
> yours.
> Just a thought!
> --
> Jay Leafey - Memphis, TN
> jay.leafey at mindless.com
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