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Can someone tell me if there is a setting to alter just the telnet timeout setting without affecting other kinds of logins? Like leaving SSH unnafected.

I've found the variable TMOUT, that I can set system wide, but I'm afraid it will affect the entire system and start to knock down the ssh users.

Thanks in advance!
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by:woolmilkporc
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Hi,
regarding TMOUT you are right. This variable is used to set the shell timeout. After a TMOUT (seconds) period of inactivity, the shell will time out (after having issued a warning nn seconds before).
Regarding telnet, I'll do some research, but I don't think we can change the timeout.
wmp
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Hi again,
have a look at 'idled.

A description is here:
http://www.itworld.com/nls_unix_login2

Download e.g. here:
http://archive.debian.net/de/slink/idled

Good luck!
wmp



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by:cafasdon
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Thanks pal! Idled worked great for me and did just what I needed! Thanks a lot!
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You're welcome.
Have fun and success!
Norbert
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