I've noticed that various sites that I SSH into have an odd "timeout" behaviour. Where is this timeout option located?
To me, this is odd: I've logged into the same site, as the same user...on different windows machines. One machine never kills my connection, while the other machine's connection get disconnected after a number of inactive minutes. I haven't really timed it yet to determine the number of minutes.
It almost seems that the machine is being assigned a timeout value based on the IP. I set up IP restriction with TCP_wrappers. But I didn't knowingly assign any IP timeout value with any IP's. I don't even know if it's an option.
The SSH client that I use has an option to send a string, or a NO-OP, to avoid timeout: which neither is set on either SSH client install.
So, I was wondering if anyone else has notices such behaviour, and could help in solving the timout problem.