I'd like to configure my ssh client to disconnect from a particular host after some period of inactivity. I do not have root access to the server. I need to do this from the client, not the server; the user on the server is shared among multiple people.
Ideally I could do this via my ssh config file so that I can source control the file and carry it to my many home directories.
I've tried the following entry in my ssh config file (~/.ssh/config):
Host somehostname Hostname somehostname User someuser ConnectTimeout 60
However after I log in and wait > 60 seconds I am still connected.
$ ssh -v OpenSSH_5.9p1 Debian-5ubuntu1, OpenSSL 1.0.1 14 Mar 2012