Killing idle SSH sessions?

Brandon Laing blaing at
Thu Jun 30 18:55:25 UTC 2005


Could you go into a bit more detail about this? I'm talking about any 
kind of remote login via SSH, be it from a Windows or Linux system. I'd 
just like to find a way for SSH to kill the session after 15 minutes of 
inactivity to make sure someone doesn't leave an open session up on 
their screen logged into a critical system.

John Summerfied wrote:

Hey list,

    I'm curious to know if there is a way to have SSH kill idle sessions
    after a set time in Fedora 2 and 3. I've been looking around and
    haven't really found any way of doing this. The closest settings
    I've found are these: 

I think bash provides that capability (but it applies whether you 
connect via ssh or login at tty1).


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