On Tue, 20 Jan 2009, Mike McGrath wrote:
Hey guys, so we talked about this... well, a long time ago and
do it but it never got implemented. So I'm going to implement it now and
its likely going to cause some people pain for now.
I'm going to set the default bash TMOUT value to 32400 (9 hours). If you
need to overwrite this, you can do it in your bashrc though its
recommended that you not do that.
I'm going to add this to the security policy as this is a security
measure. I'll do it tomorrow morning so get ready.
I just put this in, it should only impact interactive shells so any of our
scripts or other apps that might take longer then 9 hours shouldn't be
FYI, the 9 hour timeout is 9 hours from the last command entered / ended.
SO if you just hit the spacebar, that doesn't count. If you're actually
running a command that takes longer then 9 hours, you'll be ok.