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Is there way to disconect an idle VPN connection in  Windows XP

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Hello,

Is there way to disconect an idle VPN connection automatically after a certain length of time in Windows XP Pro?

Thanks!
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by:Scovndrel
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Right-click the VPN connectoid, go to Properties, Options tab.
There is an option for "Idle time before hanging up".
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Unless you're talking about "Incoming Connections" (where XP is a VPN server for a single connection), in which case it looks like you'd have to set each VPN client to do an idle disconnect as indicated by my first response.
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by:MountainView
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Thanks Scovndrel,

You have certainly pointed me in the right direction. I have given this a test by setting the clients idle time out to 5 minutes but it did not seem to actually disconnect, any thoughts on that? I will test it further also.
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Windows is a pretty chatty network OS. I'm not sure if it will ever go quiet enough to do an idle disconnect. There's a setting for it, but...
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by:Qlemo
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I agree. The way a RAS connection is treated by Windows won't allow for going idle.
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by:Scovndrel
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Point of curiosity, did the VPN eventually time out and drop?
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by:MountainView
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After some testing I found it to me hit and miss. It would only actually disconnect one or two times out of five. I quess was hoping for some kind of registry edit that would force a disconnect.

Thanks again.
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