Bug 8016 - telnet disconnect over GWAN after approximately 2 hours of inactivity
Summary: telnet disconnect over GWAN after approximately 2 hours of inactivity
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: telnet
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
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Reported: 1999-12-27 20:42 UTC by Ralph Tietje
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 22:54:55 UTC

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Description Ralph Tietje 1999-12-27 20:42:12 UTC
Machine A: PC running Linux 6.1 in NY
Machine B: Sun running Solaris 2.6 in NY
Machine C: Sun running Solaris 2.6 in San Francisco

Open a telnet session between A -> C, B -> C. The session between
A -> C will get disconnected after aproximately 2 hours of inactivity
with a "connection closed by remote host message". The connection
between B -> C will remain active. I think there is T1 between the

Comment 1 Riley H Williams 1999-12-28 18:37:59 UTC
Sounds like system (C) has an idle timeout configured and system (B) doesn't.
The obvious test is to see what happens if, after telnet to (B), you telnet from
there to (C) and leave it idle - does that time out as well?

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2000-02-03 22:54:59 UTC
This problem could be attributed to any number of causes - network problems,
idle timeouts, etc. I haven't ever seen this problem myself, so I think it's
safe to call it a fluke.

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