When I'm ssh'ed into one of our office servers (which run Fedora 10) from home, my session times out after a fairly short period of activity (5 minutes or so). I've tried using
TcpKeepAlive on the client side, to no effect.
The thing I don't understand is that if I'm in the office on the company LAN, I can leave a session inactive all day without it timing out, so the behaviour seems to be dependent on my location.
Any ideas why this is happening and how to prevent timeouts when I'm not on the LAN ? I'm using the Terminal client on Mac OSX if that helps.
UPDATE - Dave Drager's suggestion of using the
ServerAliveInterval set to non-zero with
TcpKeepAlive=no worked for me. Regarding some of the other answers, the
ClientAlive... settings aren't accepted by the Mac OSX SSH client.