Subject: Re: ipf and state timeout
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/30/2001 20:08:08
> > >From /sys/netinet/ip_state.c, I ca nsee that the default timeout for
> > entries in the state table is 5 days. This souns incredibly long to me.
> > Is there any drawback to lower this? Why has it been chosen so long?
> What's the longest a telnet/ssh/rlogin window has been open but idle on
> your desktop ?

Ok, I understand better.
Are the entry properly removed when the connection is finished? The
table seems to be stabilized with about 19000 entries (no typo), and it
seems quite big to me.

Emmanuel Dreyfus