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Old 3rd September 2008
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Default sshd doesn't time out

i want to cut out connections of users that have been idle for some time.
just to test it use ClientAlive* options. set *Interval to 1 second and *CountMax to 2 so in 4-5 sec connection must be killed. now by idle i mean user doesn't type any commands and/or watching some output of a command e.g dmesg (if that make a count for "idle").
default fbsd 7.0, ssh version OpenSSH_4.5p1 FreeBSD-20061110, OpenSSL 0.9.8e 23 Feb 2007.
the problem is that, that ClientAlive* options doesn't do anything - e.g connection still alive after 5-10 mins
fbsd is running on vmware on windows host, using putty to connect. try it from within vmware, e.g. fbsd to fbsd ssh connection - no time out, try it on physical machine - same.
any input appriciated

#	$OpenBSD: sshd_config,v 1.74 2006/07/19 13:07:10 dtucker Exp $
#	$FreeBSD: src/crypto/openssh/sshd_config,v 1.47 2006/11/10 16:52:41 des Exp $

# This is the sshd server system-wide configuration file.  See
# sshd_config(5) for more information.

# This sshd was compiled with PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin

# The strategy used for options in the default sshd_config shipped with
# OpenSSH is to specify options with their default value where
# possible, but leave them commented.  Uncommented options change a
# default value.

# Note that some of FreeBSD's defaults differ from OpenBSD's, and
# FreeBSD has a few additional options.
PrintMotd no
#VersionAddendum FreeBSD-20061110

Port 22
Protocol 2
AddressFamily inet

# HostKey for protocol version 1
#HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_key
# HostKeys for protocol version 2
HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key

# Lifetime and size of ephemeral version 1 server key
#KeyRegenerationInterval 1h
#ServerKeyBits 768

# Logging
# obsoletes QuietMode and FascistLogging
SyslogFacility AUTH
LogLevel INFO

# Authentication:

LoginGraceTime 2m
PermitRootLogin no
StrictModes yes
#MaxAuthTries 6

RSAAuthentication no
PubkeyAuthentication yes
AuthorizedKeysFile	.ssh/authorized_keys

# For this to work you will also need host keys in /etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts
RhostsRSAAuthentication no
# similar for protocol version 2
HostbasedAuthentication no
# Change to yes if you don't trust ~/.ssh/known_hosts for
# RhostsRSAAuthentication and HostbasedAuthentication
#IgnoreUserKnownHosts no
# Don't read the user's ~/.rhosts and ~/.shosts files
IgnoreRhosts yes

# Change to yes to enable built-in password authentication.
PasswordAuthentication no
PermitEmptyPasswords no

# Change to no to disable PAM authentication
ChallengeResponseAuthentication no

# Kerberos options
#KerberosAuthentication no
#KerberosOrLocalPasswd yes
#KerberosTicketCleanup yes
#KerberosGetAFSToken no

# GSSAPI options
#GSSAPIAuthentication no
#GSSAPICleanupCredentials yes

# Set this to 'no' to disable PAM authentication, account processing,
# and session processing. If this is enabled, PAM authentication will 
# be allowed through the ChallengeResponseAuthentication and
# PasswordAuthentication.  Depending on your PAM configuration,
# PAM authentication via ChallengeResponseAuthentication may bypass
# the setting of "PermitRootLogin without-password".
# If you just want the PAM account and session checks to run without
# PAM authentication, then enable this but set PasswordAuthentication
# and ChallengeResponseAuthentication to 'no'.
#UsePAM yes

AllowTcpForwarding yes
#GatewayPorts no
#X11Forwarding yes
#X11DisplayOffset 10
#X11UseLocalhost yes
#PrintMotd yes
#PrintLastLog yes
TCPKeepAlive no
#UseLogin no
#UsePrivilegeSeparation yes
#PermitUserEnvironment no
#Compression delayed
ClientAliveInterval 1
ClientAliveCountMax 2
#UseDNS yes
#PidFile /var/run/sshd.pid
#MaxStartups 10
#PermitTunnel no

# no default banner path
#Banner /some/path

# override default of no subsystems
Subsystem	sftp	/usr/libexec/sftp-server

# Example of overriding settings on a per-user basis
#Match User anoncvs
#	X11Forwarding no
#	AllowTcpForwarding no
#	ForceCommand cvs server
Verbose mode can also be turned on for SSH2 with the (surprise!) VerboseMode keyword.
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