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Re: telnetd timing out?

On  29 Dec, this message from Elizabeth Barham echoed through cyberspace:
> This isn't powerpc specific but I perhaps someone knows where I might
> be able to look to fix a property of (probably) telnetd:
> It closes my connections after a long period of inactivity.

Two things come to mind:

1- Firewall: some (most?) firwalls have options for dropping idle TCP
   connections. Since by default telnet doesn't use any keepalive, that
   may be the problem here. It need not be a real firewall; could be a
   firewall config in iptables on one of your boxes.

2- the remote box auto-logging you out.

Hope this helps


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