Subject: Re: Question about ssh, tcp, and screen
To: Onno Ebbinge <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/22/2005 09:17:22
In message <email@example.com>, Onno Ebbinge writes:
>Do you guys have "KeepAlive" on?
>A statefull firewall has timeouts on state table entries, keep alives should
>reset them so they never time out.
Right. I put this my /etc/sysctl.conf file, mostly to cope with hotel
NAT box timeouts, which are optimized for Web traffic.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb